Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Honestly though, with Cingrani being able to step in for injuries and Leake having such a good year, this couldn't possibly have worked out better.
This isn't a "I told you so" to the people that wanted Chapman to start, just saying it worked out perfectly. No way, IMO Chapman would've given us the production Leake has so far this year (Innings, ERA, Quality starts). I'm glad we don't have to deal with Chapman's growing pains this year... Choo and Arroyo are both probably gone after this season.. Glad they went "all in" this year.
Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
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