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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I don't understand why it's so delicate. Jorge Posada is delicate. This is an inexperienced kid with loads of options remaining that needs more seasoning. What's the problem?
    I could see him being very delicate in a situation like this.

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Having Chapman go out and fail miserably time after time isn't going to help his mindset. Teddy Power helped him before and he may help him again. Price has obviously not found the answer.

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I could see him being very delicate in a situation like this.
    If he's so delicate in a situation like that, what's he going to be like with the game on the line, on the road in front of 40K hostile fans?
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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    If he's so delicate in a situation like that, what's he going to be like with the game on the line, on the road in front of 40K hostile fans?
    I think there are different delicacies, if you will. I obviously have no idea about his mind set and mental state, but a case could be made that he'd be better off DLed than sent down.

    We'll see.

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    He's been sent to the DL due to shoulder inflammation according to FSO. Jordan Smith will take his place.
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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He's been sent to the DL due to shoulder inflammation according to FSO. Jordan Smith will take his place.
    You're sure on top of this. Thanks for the prompt update.

    Of course I'm not the least bit surprised:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I think we need to plan on playing 2011 without him. I'd start by putting him on the DL and run a full battery of tests on him. If he passes everything then go back to square one with his mechanics. Personally I think we're going to find a physical issue with him that's causing all of this. (remember you heard it here first, unless of course it turns out to be mechanical ... )

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I don't think this can be fixed with side sessions. Dusty and Mark Price seem to feel otherwise. Time will tell who's right
    LOL. How many times is Bryan Price going to be referred to as Mark Price? :O) I've seen this like 3 times in just the past 2 days.

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Ken Rosenthal article on Chapman:

    A veteran scout is adamant:

    The Reds need to demote left-hander Aroldis Chapman and make him a starter.

    “As a reliever, you put him in too tight a box,” the scout says. “As a starter, he can stretch it out a little bit and improve his command.”
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/A...d-notes-051611
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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    LOL. How many times is Bryan Price going to be referred to as Mark Price? :O) I've seen this like 3 times in just the past 2 days.
    It was probably me everytime and I'm not even an NBA fan. Thanks for the correction

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    This I agree with. Arms like that do not belong in the bullpen. If he has shoulder inflamation, it's probable that part of the reason is the everyday work. JMO.
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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-reds-chapman

    Reds put LHP Chapman on DL with inflamed shoulder
    By JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer 1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    CINCINNATI (AP)—Left-hander Aroldis Chapman(notes) had an MRI exam on Monday that found inflammation in his pitching shoulder, sending the Cincinnati Reds reliever to the 15-day disabled list.

    The Reds think the problem contributed to his wildness in his last few appearances. Chapman walked 12 batters and retired only four in his last four outings. Twice, he left the game without getting anyone out.

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    You can't judge Jordan Smith by k/9 inns. That's not his game. His thing is groundballs and double plays
    7th inning tonight is a great example of what I was saying above. I think sometimes we take this "missing bats" thing too far. He was the guy we wanted in the game in that situation. Not the more powerful Arredondo

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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    7th inning tonight is a great example of what I was saying above. I think sometimes we take this "missing bats" thing too far. He was the guy we wanted in the game in that situation. Not the more powerful Arredondo
    And then he gave up a string of hits and a run to put the reds farther behind. He allowed 3 hits while recording 4 outs. Not really what you want when trying to keep the other team at bay.
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    Re: It's time to send Chapman to AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    And then he gave up a string of hits and a run to put the reds farther behind. He allowed 3 hits while recording 4 outs. Not really what you want when trying to keep the other team at bay.
    It happens. Power pitchers put guys on base too. The Cardinals have made a cottage industry out of winning games on the backs of sinker ball pitchers


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