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

Aroldis Chapman

The Chapman Blues

The Reds’ indecision over Aroldis Chapman’s role has cost $46 million of ownership’s money. That’s how much they’ve spent from 2012 to 2015 to avoid making Aroldis Chapman a bullpen pitcher. $21 million (Broxton extension) + $16.5 million (Marshall extension) + $8.5 million (Madson contract) = $46 million If the Reds would have simply decided a couple … Continue reading

2013 Reds / Aroldis Chapman / Editorials

Editorial: On Aroldis Chapman and Unilateral Disarmament

[This post was written by Steve Mancuso and co-signed by the editors of Redleg Nation.] Research on the brain shows that when we witness or learn of an emotional and shocking event, a surge of adrenaline encourages the formation of vivid, lasting recollections. They’re called “flashbulb memories” because of their nearly photographic nature. Depending on your … Continue reading