Originally Posted by TRF
Is he going to grow three inches? gain 4-5 mph on his fastball?
He's Arroyo without the height or guile. Bronson doesn't have 3 pitches, he has like 19. he'll change angles and armslot on a batter at any given time. Leake cannot do that.
And he sure as heck isn't going to blow a 95 mph fastball by anyone.
Mike Leake is a 5th starter that is actually a 5th starter. Chapman could have been an ACE pitching in the 5th starters spot this year.
Aroldis Chapman > Mike Leake in every aspect of the game on the mound. Leake is a decent hitter.
There it is.
Mike Leake's sin is that he is not Aroldis Chapman.
Let it go.
Aroldis in the rotation is not going to happen. It sucks, but it's not Mike Leake's fault. Quit blaming him for a decision he had nothing to do with.