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    Baker on using Chapman

    “We didn’t want Chappy to go that long and that many pitches (25), but that was the best matchup at the time,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
    Says it all.

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    "Chappy?" Seriously?
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    I'm about winning games. I think Chapman should be given plenty of opportunities for two inning saves to be honest with you. He's 24 years old. He can throw 25 pitches 3-4 times a week.
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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    I think he's just showing the flexibility we've always wanted to see in him.

    And he's always been that way with the names: Leakey, Brucey, Ludwicky, Ondruseky ...

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    I'm less worried about how many innings he goes per game as a closer and more about how many days he pitches a week.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I think he's just showing the flexibility we've always wanted to see in him.

    And he's always been that way with the names: Leakey, Brucey, Ludwicky, Ondruseky ...
    ... Heiseyey, Baileyey, Brayey...
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    I'm not seeing the problem?

    He said he isn't crazy about it but recognized it was the best move. Isn't that what we want?
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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    I have no issues with his use so far.

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    ... Heiseyey, Baileyey, Brayey...
    I think he calls Bailey "Homey" and Bray "The Braymeister" ...

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    I don't think there's anything wrong with a 2-inning save.
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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I think he calls Bailey "Homey" and Bray "The Braymeister" ...
    I thought Bray was "Big Daddy Bray".

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Well, so far, I'm okay with Bakey. He seems to have more urgency to make a change this year than in year's past. I used to see the wheels fall off and Bakey was playing with his toothpick on the steps of the dugout conceding the loss instead of doing something to stop it.

    I like the new Bakey.
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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    I absolutely LOVE how Dusty used The Missile today. The biggest moment of the game was when CarGo and Tulo came up in the 8th. Chapman blew Gonzalez away with a man on third and one out ... then got Tulo to pop up. Threat over.

    Big deal he threw 25 pitches. That's one inning of work for a lot of closers. Coco used to rack up 25 pitches per inning when he was the closer. It's not like Dusty would have left Chapman out there for 45 pitches if he was struggling. Having Chapman go 1.2 innings today was definitely the right move.

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Now his flexibilty is a problem? Now he does something we all wish more managers would do....that is use their best arm in or when the high pressure situation is, even if it is early in the 8th.....but of course it's a contract year so there must be something to it.

    I am worried too that Baker will think he has a LH Mike Marshall now and pitch him 2 innings every day.

    He has been using him basically every other day. Hardly even 2 days in a row.

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    Re: Baker on using Chapman

    Dusty also said he probably wouldn't use Chapman tomorrow, which I infer to mean that Sean Marshall and Logan Ondrusek will handle closing duties on Monday.

    I like it. It's a very 80's way of using the pen.
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