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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by hebroncougar View Post
    I think alot of people are clamoring for change, just for changes sake. The Reds were by far the best team in the division. No need for any significant changes.
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    Here's the rib. The pitching in 2012 was PERFECT. It was so good, a team that scored 66 fewer runs, but allowed 132 less, won the division easily (albeit outplaying their pythag).

    If you think they can repeat that pitching performance in 2013, then yes. You can afford to carry the Stubbs' Cairos, Valdezes, etc. (Or maybe not even, the offensive could easily be WORSE in 2013 with the current roster, we saw it in Sept).

    Personally, I don't think the pitching lightning will strike twice. The team is almost certain to give up more runs in 2013, which even if its only 30-40 (which would still be very good), leaves you needing to score a lot more.
    It would help if you made some changes conducive to scoring a bit more, say another 50 runs or so.

    I think that's why a lot of people around here are wary of the status quo. I know I'm a worrying sort, but hey...some has to be, right?
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    2010: RS 790 RA 685
    2011: RS 735 RA 720
    2012: RS 669 RA 588

    Personally, I don't think the pitching lightning will strike twice. The team is almost certain to give up more runs in 2013, which even if its only 30-40 (which would still be very good), leaves you needing to score a lot more.
    It would help if you made some changes conducive to scoring a bit more, say another 50 runs or so.

    I think that's why a lot of people around here are wary of the status quo. I know I'm a worrying sort, but hey...some has to be, right?
    This is certainly a fair comment. I think even the status quo has some upside though. We got almost nothing out of LF in the beginning of the season. We lost Votto for 6 weeks, and when he came back he had no power. Frasier is likely to regress a bit, and I think we will have a hard time duplicating Rolen and Ludwick's post ASB production (but they gave us little in the beginning of the season). Hamilton will likely be up at some point, he doesn't have to do much to be an upgrade in CF. On the pitching side, Leake and Homer may improve a bit. I'm don't really expect the other starters to significantly get worse (maybe they will regress a litte). We do need some SP depth as we can't assume no one will miss a start though. The bullpen may regress a bit next year, hard to say.

    If all the Reds do this season is sign a decent RH reliever to fill in the Brox role and and get a cleanup hitter at LF or 3b to replace Ludwick, I will be satisfied. Those are the most glaring needs, imo.. An upgrade in CF would be nice, but not critical. (I don't want to spend a lot of resources addressing CF with BHam on the horizon).
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    How many career years happened in 2012?

    I count at least 8.

    That's a bunch of assuming they're going to do just as well.
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    How many career years happened in 2012?

    I count at least 8.

    That's a bunch of assuming they're going to do just as well.
    To be fair, how many of those years were done by young players who generally continue to perform better up until about 27-30 where they peak?

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Jamie Ramsey just said again, more or less, the plan is for the Reds to find a closer and move Chapman to the rotation.
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    How many career years happened in 2012?

    I count at least 8.

    That's a bunch of assuming they're going to do just as well.
    Possibly non repeatable years:
    Frasier
    Ludwick
    Paul
    Simon


    Who's on your list? Just curious, not disagreeing.
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Who is Frasier?

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    While I've got nothing against giving Hamilton every chance to impress in ST, there's got to be another option on the table and it can't be Stubbs (at least not vs. RHPs).
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Just reading the tea leaves but based on the sum total of media reports lately I think the Reds are really committing to moving Chapman to the rotation this time.

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Just reading the tea leaves but based on the sum total of media reports lately I think the Reds are really committing to moving Chapman to the rotation this time.
    As I have been saying since 2010.... I will believe it when I see it. Until then, I have no faith in it. I don't recall seeing Dusty ever say anything about Chapman other than talk about him as a reliever.

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    As I have been saying since 2010.... I will believe it when I see it. Until then, I have no faith in it. I don't recall seeing Dusty ever say anything about Chapman other than talk about him as a reliever.
    Totally understandable POV.

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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    As I have been saying since 2010.... I will believe it when I see it. Until then, I have no faith in it. I don't recall seeing Dusty ever say anything about Chapman other than talk about him as a reliever.
    Considering Chapman was a starter this spring until Madson's injury, it's not much of a leap of faith.

    I don't know why it's so hard to fathom they prefer putting him in the rotation. They had three key injuries to relievers this year and had five capable starters. They moved him out of nothing more than necessity.
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    As I have been saying since 2010.... I will believe it when I see it. Until then, I have no faith in it. I don't recall seeing Dusty ever say anything about Chapman other than talk about him as a reliever.
    I'm with you on this one, I'll believe it when I see it. I strongly believe Dusty is pushing for Chapman to remain in the bullpen. To me, it's a no-brainer to at least try Chapman as a starter because the reward far outweighs the risk. He can always go back to the bullpen if it doesn't work out.
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    Re: mlb.com article saying Hamilton may be up sooner than later, and Chapman to rotat

    Jocketty has ben quoted as saying that Chapman will be prepared as a starter because Bryan Price feels strongly he can start. I'd count on it happening, barring the unexpected injury or two. Dusty's not driving the bus on this one -- it's Jocketty's time now.
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