Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
Let's see how Leake would react to curves and sliders then we will revisit this idea.
Or he gets injured chasing a flyball or running out a groundball. Of course we all know there is always a great(er?) risk of injury when pitching, but the man is a pitcher. He is also in our starting staff (like that or not). Much easier to accept if he goes on the DL due to pitching than playing OF.
I have heard Chapman is a heck of an athlete and even runs very fast. Does not mean you'd use him as a pinch-runner. His importance to this team lies elsewhere.
Now I'd be supportive of Leake occasionally being used as a PH!