No hindsight on my part.
I've been telling everyone Chapman's role in the bullpen is wrong from the start.
Never should have been sent there.
No one listened. Now they're paying the price with L's.
Plus, they are slowly stretching him out to be ready as a starter.---------------Slowly, is an understatement.
We are 3 years into Chapman's contract and we've gotten basically NOTHING from him as a starting pitcher.
He was a starter before the Reds signed him. Other than harnessing his fastball and getting it under control (which should have been PRIORITY ONE) he's been ready as a starter.
<This innings limit BS is ridiculous. If someone that young can't endure a full season pitching while Jamie Moyer can pitch until he's 70, he better get the hell out of Dodge.
Bailey......in a HEART BEAT.
Bailey would have never seen the starting rotation.
At this point, 25
"This innings limit BS is ridiculous. If someone that young can't endure a full season pitching while Jamie Moyer can pitch until he's 70, he better get the h3ll out of Dodge."
it isn't the age that is the significant factor, it is the preperation and to a lesser extent pitching style. You cannot go from 118ip to 200ip without significantly increasing your chances of injury no matter your age.
In virtually every sport, drastic changes have happened. But, hey, why should anyone look at contemporary baseball trends or research like that done by verducci when we have you as an expert?-----------------It's not "physiology" that has created the "drastic" changes in pitching stamina genius. It's the burgeoning million dollar contracts ownership is protecting on their investment.
I'd agree. Read what I write and you might actually learn something.
Gee, thanks for the physiology lessons. I really enjoyed readin....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
It's not my fault you suuckle Verducci's nutsack. If you subscribe to his "theories", by all means, gobble him up.
I don't recall saying that if a pitcher can't throw a full season he doesn't belong in the Major Leagues. Can you copy and paste that comment from me? What I DID say was that Chapman, who has pitched as a starter his entire professional career before the Reds signed him, should be conditioned to last a full season and NOT limited by innings.
Don't feel discouraged by missing my subtleties. You're ignorant, thus forgiven.
"how many starts should chapman get this year ?"
20, I've never been afraid of a direct question.