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    Broxton's new 3 year deal

    Seems to be getting a deal similar to League's.

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...-deal/related/
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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    Half asleep. Just saw someone posted in the other Broxton thread.

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    This probably means Chapman to the rotation, which still scares me. He doesn't have a good changeup, and his fastball is as straight as it is fast. Big league hitters will kill that ball the third time through the lineup.

    I hope I'm wrong, but Chapman is closer material.

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    i just hope the deal isnt worth more than $4mill per year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    This probably means Chapman to the rotation, which still scares me. He doesn't have a good changeup, and his fastball is as straight as it is fast. Big league hitters will kill that ball the third time through the lineup.

    I hope I'm wrong, but Chapman is closer material.
    Around the end of the season, it seemed like the hitters were starting to realize: don't swing unless you absolutely have to. So many of his early strikeouts were on hitters swinging at ball 3 and/or 4. His control scares me.

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jhiller21 View Post
    This probably means Chapman to the rotation, which still scares me. He doesn't have a good changeup, and his fastball is as straight as it is fast. Big league hitters will kill that ball the third time through the lineup.

    I hope I'm wrong, but Chapman is closer material.
    It's going to be a nightmare. I cannot wrap my head around why they're so hell bent on "fixing" a pitching staff that was the only consistency they had last year.

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    3 years 21mil is way more than broxton is worth.

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    I don't particularly like or dislike this deal for either party. Reds paid about market value considering the deals League and Affeldt got as set-up men or earlier relievers.

    Honestly, I thought it might be closer to 3/24. $9 million in 2015 isn't too hateful and the team could always move him if they needed to.

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by TSJ55 View Post
    It's going to be a nightmare. I cannot wrap my head around why they're so hell bent on "fixing" a pitching staff that was the only consistency they had last year.
    You may be right and of course are entitled to feel whichever way you choose. I do think it's worth letting this off-season come into further view before handing out report cards, though.

    Chapman to the rotation also may free up an arm for a trade to better improve the other side of the ball.

    Also, after spending a few weeks watching him start down in Goodyear last year (yes, I know Spring Training doesn't mean a lot), I'm more optimistic about his ability to start than I was previously.

    Let's just hope for the best.

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    Assuming Leake is the odd man out now, I certainly hope they don't up and deal him away over the winter. I would hate to see Todd Redmond taking the ball every fifth day, if Chapman as a starter doesn't pan out.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Assuming Leake is the odd man out now, I certainly hope they don't up and deal him away over the winter. I would hate to see Todd Redmond taking the ball every fifth day, if Chapman as a starter doesn't pan out.
    I'm with you Dave. If we do have to ship Leake out to improve the club, I at least hope he isn't packaged with Cingrani or Corcino as well. I think even if Chapman pans out exactly as we might hope, the chances of the Reds making it through 162 games with only 5 starters again are pretty slim.

    Of course, as always, it all depends on the return. I could get down on some Wil Myers...

    Unfortunately, I'm not sure the Reds have overly enticing chips they're willing to part with in a trade that are not pitchers.

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    This has the potential to be very scary. If Broxton returns to his '10 and '11 form and Chapman isn't very successful as a starter this could really hurt the reds. If it aint broke don't fix it right?

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    Walt certainly likes to push that money on down the road, doesn't he?
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Yeah, I hope this is to solidify the setup role for the next few seasons and keeping Chapman at closer. I don't trust him pitching multiple times through a lineup at this point. When things go south for him, it seems like they so in a hurry. I could also see him having to be shut down early and he's one of the few guys on the team I think is neccessary for a long run in the playoffs. I really hope they plan on keeping him at closer. This rotation was awesome last year, despite how young they were, so why change it?

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    Re: Broxton's new 3 year deal

    ugh. way over paid for broxton.


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