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.
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.
Rhodes to the DL and Chapman to the Reds?
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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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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.
Supposedly, Nolan Ryan was clocked going 108.1 in '74.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
Zero reason to DL Rhodes as September is merely hours away. Literally zero reason.