We might as well be prepared for this eventuality. The decision to move Aroldis Chapman from the bullpen to the starting rotation is going to be the biggest topic of conversation (and controversy) around Cincinnati until August, at least.
If you are a regular reader of the Nation, you already know this, but for the casual reader, let me be explicit. Redleg Nation is ALL IN on the move to the rotation. I love it, and I hope they stick with it. Now, how the Reds limit innings, etc…that’s going to be very interesting. Gives us stuff to write about. That’s a good thing, right?
Anyway, our friend Craig Fehrman over at Cincinnati Magazine has a good piece on this whole situation. I can’t say I agree with everything in there, but it’s a long and beautiful read. Go check it out.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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