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    Chapman joining the Reds 8/31 Nix to DL Volquez to Dayton

    From Yahoo columnist Jeff Passan's twitter:
    #Reds source: Team plans to call up Aroldis Chapman and his 105-mph fastball Monday or Tuesday. Pre-Sept. 1 call makes him playoff eligible.
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    I'm gonna be at the park on Tuesday, I'd love to see this guy pitch.

    I've been telling my girlfriend stories about him, and I don't think she gets just how fast "105" will look, and sound. I can't wait to (hopefully) see him in action.
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Rhodes to the DL and Chapman to the Reds?
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    Rhodes to the DL and Chapman to the Reds?
    I would like this move. We need to DL Arthur and get his some much needed rest. His feet are obviously bothering him and have the depth in the pen to get him some rest. Plus I can't wait to see what Chapman can do for us.
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    I got alot of slack in the GT about putting Rhodes on the DL and calling up Chappy...

    "He has been dealing with this all year, no need to DL him"
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    That would actually be a very smart move.

    Rhodes clearly isn't himself lately, we need to have him rested and ready to go for the playoffs, hopefully.
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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Has anyone ever even recorded a major league fastball at more than 102 mph since such things started to be documented? If nothing else, we could be looking at a Guiness World Record...

    I keep reading these rose colored reports that Ardolis is not only throwing with historically unprecedented velocity, he is also exhibiting incredible command over his stuff since the move to the pen. If this urban legend somehow proves to be true, we could be looking at the type of bullpen that shortens games to 5 and 6 innings. As we saw with the 1990 World Champions, that pitching staff model can be every bit as effective as the club that front loads their rotation with incredibly expensive starting pitching.

    I think this team is going to make the playoffs at this point, either as a division champ or a wild card team. To take the Reds to the next level in the playoffs, it is going to take an angle in the pitching staff that few teams can match up with. That is what makes Aroldis Chapman such a potentially devastating weapon.

    It is time right now for this club to cash in on some of the 30 million dollar investment they made last winter. It has the potential of making that single decision look like one of the greatest front office decisions of the last ten years in major league baseball.

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    Supposedly, Nolan Ryan was clocked going 108.1 in '74.

    http://efastball.com/baseball/stats/...major-leagues/

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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Zero reason to DL Rhodes as September is merely hours away. Literally zero reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santo Alcala View Post
    Has anyone ever even recorded a major league fastball at more than 102 mph since such things started to be documented? If nothing else, we could be looking at a Guiness World Record...

    I keep reading these rose colored reports that Ardolis is not only throwing with historically unprecedented velocity, he is also exhibiting incredible command over his stuff since the move to the pen. If this urban legend somehow proves to be true, we could be looking at the type of bullpen that shortens games to 5 and 6 innings. As we saw with the 1990 World Champions, that pitching staff model can be every bit as effective as the club that front loads their rotation with incredibly expensive starting pitching.

    I think this team is going to make the playoffs at this point, either as a division champ or a wild card team. To take the Reds to the next level in the playoffs, it is going to take an angle in the pitching staff that few teams can match up with. That is what makes Aroldis Chapman such a potentially devastating weapon.

    It is time right now for this club to cash in on some of the 30 million dollar investment they made last winter. It has the potential of making that single decision look like one of the greatest front office decisions of the last ten years in major league baseball.
    Joel Zumaya has been clocked at 105 during a game. That seems to be the fastest recorded from what I can find. Several people have hit 103 and 104.

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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Zero reason to DL Rhodes as September is merely hours away. Literally zero reason.
    Rhodes is clearly tiring. I DL him for no other reason than to give him rest. I'd rather have him fresh and ready to go for the playoffs than have him tired and ragged by the end of September.

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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    Rhodes is clearly tiring. I DL him for no other reason than to give him rest. I'd rather have him fresh and ready to go for the playoffs than have him tired and ragged by the end of September.
    Why DL him when we can simply call up other bullpen bodies?

    You can still rest him as long as you want, or use him whenever you really need.

    DL'ing him at this point makes no sense at all.

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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Why DL him when we can simply call up other bullpen bodies?

    You can still rest him as long as you want, or use him whenever you really need.

    DL'ing him at this point makes no sense at all.
    I see your point. But my point is, I don't know if I trust Dusty enough to NOT use him if he's available. And you can't blame Dusty for that, Rhodes has been his most reliable bullpen arm for most of the year. I simply just tell Arthur to go away for a while. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn't do so. But with Rhodes being around 40, I'd play it a little differently.

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    Re: Chapman Up Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    DL'ing him at this point makes no sense at all.
    It does let them break Chapman in against The Brewers and at home instead of on the road, in a huge series against The Cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Supposedly, Nolan Ryan was clocked going 108.1 in '74.

    http://efastball.com/baseball/stats/...major-leagues/

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