I remember it was early January last year and I was bummed that the Reds had "failed" to do much of anything to improve the club going into the 2010 season. No big pitching acquisitions, no help at shortstop ... Gomes wasn't even re-signed yet. It was looking like a depressing offseason.
However, Jan. 10 I think it was, I opened up RedsZone and there it was. The post informing me that the Reds made the move no one was expecting: They signed Aroldis Chapman. It was the first piece of good news for the Reds in 2010, a year that would prove to be very good to the ball club. Everything just seemed to snowball from there.
So, how did you find out about the Chapman deal?