Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Start Chapman, keep 6 starters

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    243

    Start Chapman, keep 6 starters

    The biggest reason I want Chapman as a starter is the playoffs, hated seeing the Reds blow the last 2 games without Chapman throwing a meaningful pitch.

    As a starter he'll cap at what 150 next year? What are the odds of us going two years in a row with all starters getting a ton of starts (though I do believe their health was aided by a great bullpen)?

    Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Arroyo - All about 200 Innings planned

    Chapman/Leake - combine for 260 Innings planned sharing starts and going 8/9 innings every game. That gets Chapman say 140 or a little bit more than 4 IP / game (gives time to develop stamina, as well as time to develop third pitch), keeps him fresh for playoffs. Leake has a planned every 5 days about 120 IP, and can slide on in if another starter goes down. Also helps lineup construction for Chapman / Leake.

    I would piggyback most young starters, helps smooth bullpen taxing, and build condfidence, I think it would be perfect for Cingrani to do something similair in 2014

  2. #2
    13 Belongs in Cooperstown Captain13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    839

    Re: Start Chapman, keep 6 starters

    I kind of like the idea to start the season, and as you said when a starter goes down the replacement is already here.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    492

    Re: Start Chapman, keep 6 starters

    Bottom line, they need a well thought out plan and to stick to it. This is not something they should "see what happens and take it from there".


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25