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    Strasburg goes to AAA

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5161922

    Should Chapman have started off in AA then moved up to AAA similar to Strasburg?

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5161922

    Should Chapman have started off in AA then moved up to AAA similar to Strasburg?
    I think the better question is -- Should Starsburg have started off in the majors the way Mike Leake did?
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Chapman seems to have done fairly well in AAA. Unless I missed something, I see no reason he should have started at a lower level.

    Maybe the question is "should Strasburg have started at AAA like Chapman?"

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Wonder if this has anything to do with the Nats watching how good Leake is performing in the majors?

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    Wonder if this has anything to do with the Nats watching how good Leake is performing in the majors?
    Nope. It has everything to do with bringing him up June 1st or there abouts. The plan from the beginning was a month in AA, a month in AAA and then to the majors, unless he stumbled along the way.

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    Wonder if this has anything to do with the Nats watching how good Leake is performing in the majors?
    Leake was his equal in college. Any other given year Leake would have won the Golden Spikes Award. But they are two totally different style pitchers. Strasburg is more Doc Gooden, Leake is more Mike Mussina. So I doubt it has direct relation but I would think after May 15thish he is in the Majors for good...
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    Chapman seems to have done fairly well in AAA. Unless I missed something, I see no reason he should have started at a lower level.

    Maybe the question is "should Strasburg have started at AAA like Chapman?"
    To work on his control?

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    Chapman seems to have done fairly well in AAA. Unless I missed something, I see no reason he should have started at a lower level.
    He has done well, up until last night. He got roughed up quite a bit. He gave up six runs (including five in one inning) and nine hits.

    Overall he's still 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA.

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Chapman is all hype and crazy overmatched. They need to send him to Arizona and see if they can salvage something from him in Billings when that season opens in June.

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Chapman is all hype and crazy overmatched. They need to send him to Arizona and see if they can salvage something from him in Billings when that season opens in June.
    Yep. This is exactly how we should react when someone doesn't say he is perfect. Either he is perfect or he is the worst player we have ever had.

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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Chapman is all hype and crazy overmatched. They need to send him to Arizona and see if they can salvage something from him in Billings when that season opens in June.
    Are you serious?
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25 View Post
    Are you serious?
    I am super double secret sure that was 103% tongue in cheek... Kinda a microcosm of the way the board reacts when anyone has a bad game...
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Why should Chapman have started the season in Double-A? So he can post a 0.50 ERA? He's fine where he's at. There's no better place to work on his control than at Triple-A.
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    BTW, I think it's pretty funny how there was a ton of excuses being made for Strasburg after his bad start the other night but you don't see any of that for Chapman. I'm reading about how Strasburg had a terrible defense behind him, a small strikezone, and gave up some cheap hits. I guess Chapman's pitching with eight gold glovers behind him and a perfect strikezone.
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    Re: Strasburg goes to AAA

    Dang, he would go to the Syracuse Chiefs two days after they come to Columbus.
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