The Chapman Moment (pulp fiction)
Aroldis Chapman

The Chapman Moment (pulp fiction)

In the life of organizations there are certain pivotal moments — often precipitated by events that are unforeseen — where even their most fundamental previous judgments must, by necessity, be reconsidered. To sustain success, organizations must be able and willing to adapt to change, even if that means reversing course on previous convictions. Great organizations … Continue reading

2014 Reds / Aroldis Chapman / Hot Stove / Reds - General

An interpretation of Jocketty and Price on Chapman

By now, you’ve probably read or heard about Walt Jocketty’s comments yesterday regarding Aroldis Chapman’s role for the Reds in 2014. In case you haven’t, here’s what he said: “We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen. That’s probably the plan going into … Continue reading

2013 Reds / Aroldis Chapman / Chapmania / Reds - General / Reds By The Numbers

Two innings

[View this as a companion (like minds!) with Chad’s excellent post about the Reds closer’s role in a historical context. If you’re tired of reading how the Reds are under-utilizing Aroldis Chapman, avert your eyes. Warning: this post does involve the use of the advanced metrics of Innings Pitched and Sarcasm.] Since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds have … Continue reading