Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I think one of the main reasons we're seeing Chapman in the pen this year is because we had so many viable options for the rotation. That's not going to be the case moving forward. Dealing Chapman now...sure, it might help us overall this year (possible, but I doubt it) but you also have to look at the longer picture.
But...is Chapman to the rotation in the longer term even a viable option? Or is he just going to encounter the same thing we did this year? We know Dusty will want him in the bullpen as always. We'll have an innings cap on him. We know he (apparently?) prefers the bullpen.
I feel that this year was make or break for making Chapman a starter in Cincy.