Two years ago tomorrow, Aroldis Chapman took the mound and earned his first save as the closer for the Cincinnati Reds (following some truly disastrous outings by Sean Marshall in that role).
We're now in season 3 of Aroldis Chapman as closer for the Reds, and he's been tremendously successful in that role. But, there's still a large part of me that feels like the Reds missed a tremendous opportunity to develop a bona fide #1 starter for their rotation -- the kind of dominant pitcher that genuinely strikes fear into opposing hitters. Granted, there's no guarantee that Chapman could have ever been that kind of starter or brought the brand of heat over 7-8 innings that he currently brings for 1, but I'm still disappointed they never really tried.
Chapman will likely end his Reds career having never started a game for them. He's accomplished great things for the team, but I wonder if he couldn't have done even greater things as a starter if given the opportunity.