Fantastic article by Peter Gammons. He has some strong praise for the Reds later in the article.
Chapman's mentor and fellow Cuban refugee Tony Fossas later reminded me that in his previous appearance, Chapman was in a jam, 3-and-2, shook off the catcher and threw another changeup. Strike three. "And," says Fossas, "he didn't even have that pitch six weeks ago.""He has the best left-handed fastball I've ever seen," says the Dodgers' Andre Ethier.Read the full article here:You look at Votto and Phillips and Bruce and Harang and Arroyo and Cordero, and you realize the core is there. Then you see Leake, and, especially, you see Chapman and that changeup and the 101 mph, and if you are a Reds fan, you can dream. Yes, it is March, but this is a team the Cardinals, Cubs, Brewers and everyone in the NL Central may be watching come the All-Star break, and beyond.