I refuse to get my hopes up about anything relating to the Reds, but I’d certainly be pleased if the Reds gave Aroldis Chapman a serious look as a starting pitcher. Jon Heyman (take this for what it’s worth) says the Reds are looking to do just that. Go read the piece; evidently, the Reds are looking at Jonathan Broxton, Ryan Madson, or Joakim Soria as potential back of the bullpen replacements for Aroldis.
Also, there’s this:
It would be disappointing if for the Reds they can’t come up with a replacement closer. They believe Chapman’s changeup (as well as his dynamic slider), which he hardly uses now, should allow him to be a top starter.
Indeed. This needs to happen.