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Thread: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

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    Re: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

    calm down OP the kid is young. misfire lol Okay.

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    Re: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye fly View Post
    If he wants to be or is to be a starter, it also would help if he develops a change up.

    I can't think of too many successful starting pitchers with 2 pitches... even when one of those pitches can approach the plate at over 100 mph.
    Michael Pineda doesn't seem to care about having a 3rd pitch, but overall I agree.

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    Re: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

    Quote Originally Posted by webbbj View Post
    you never have enough starters.
    Yep, more starters results in more trading leverage. Teams are always looking for starting pitching, so this works in the Reds favor. By having multiple starting pitchers, the front office can determine which starters they want to go with and then trade accordingly. Chapman is a wildcard in this scenario. Running him out there every 5th day to get pounded due to both his lack of control and limited number of pitches in his arsenal (get it?) is not going to make him a better pitcher. No control results in poor pitching, whether in be in the bullpen or from the first inning.

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    Re: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

    im in the camp that he should be a starter. if he fails at that its gonna be easier to convert back to reliever than the other way around.

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    Re: It's time to stop screwing around with this kid

    I'm in the camp that he should be trade bait. By the time this kid develops some control his contract will be up. If he develops any control.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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