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.
".i was thinking 23 or 24"
He'd be around that since he will most likely make a few preliminary starts in AAA first.
"you were a major earl apologist ..now you are backing off"
Nonsense. That's just been an argumentative fallacy I've endured from you. Most of the time I've come to his defense has been more on the behalf of logic , reason, ration , and/or cause. I've mentioned numerous times that I don't want him as the Reds manager but at the same time he's not the cause of every Reds loss.
Of course they can do it...It's all about the investment...Nothing more nothing less. ---------------That's exactly what I said.
So tell it to Verducci's sister on this thread.
perhaps, but are any of those problems solved by having chapman start at the mlb level right now?
Yes, In my opinion, had Chapman been in the mix from the start of the season, which he had earned by his good Spring, it would have given the rotation a whole different look and had he pitched in Homer's spot we might have had a different outcome in one early game as to where our starter would have given the opposing offense a different view and certainly cooled off all their lefties and had made it so the righties had to make adjustments and then there could have even been a carry over effect when Mike Leake pitched the following day. I think if Chapman had made 2 starts I think we could possibly have a winning record.
--13 games in we are waking up a little--
Yep, I couldn't believe what I was hearing on the radio today. Home runs. Runs. Scoring. By the Reds. I thought they would make Wainwright look like Cy Young today, but they didn't. Reds finally won one. I was sure glad to hear Marty say, "This one belongs to the Reds." He may not be saying it very often. Have to relish the wins when they come.
Reds double up the Cardinals' B lineup today 6-3. Hair boy gave them 8 innings. A nice game. Too bad I couldn't watch it on TV.