The Reds held a big press conference today to introduce Aroldis Chapman to the media. I posted this in another thread but I'll just create a new thread since there probably will be numerous articles and videos from local and national media. C. Trent and others are tweeting live from the press conference and have already posted a few videos.
Here are some tweets from the press conference:
Jocketty on Chapman: The sooner he gets to Cincinnati the better for us. But we're not going to rush him.
Baker on Chapman and other pitchers: If you're better than him, you're going to pitch.
What's impressed BPrice about Chapman? "his baseball intellect, baseball savvy."
Chapman left a wife and child behind.
jocketty: 'we don't have a timetable, I don't think it's good to have a timetable'
baker says chapman going into spring contending for rotation
baker: 'we've got to pit the money behind us... the money is on what he might do'
baker: 'he has super talent' also praise chapman's baseball intellect
price: 'we understood he thre hard, what we didn't know was his coachability'
price: 'if I was 21, 22 and had that control I may not have gone to college'
price: 'by the time he got here, he'd addressed two of the concerns I had from watching the WBC'
chapman says biggest challenges are food and language
chapman says the money's not a big deal, just gets what he needs at a store. he says he's a simple guy