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

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