Re: With Chapman now officially back in the bullpen
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I am holding out hope that Chapman closes the Reds 4th win in the World Series.
The problem with bullpens is that they are inconsistent and vary from year to year. I put more faith in live arms than I do era's. If you remove Chapman from the rotation then your giving more important innings to a guy like Ondrusek. He is pushed in the 7th inning or he his the RH reliever in the 8th.
Ondrusek should be the last man used in the pen. He should be pitching roughly 0 important innings, Chapman or not.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.