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(Hardball Talk)   The Cincinnati Reds and Aroldis Chapman agree on a deal that keeps him on the team when he blows his arm out   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 14
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2014-01-28 10:02:15 PM
Hey,
Hey subby!

Nobody likes Cardinal fans.
 
2014-01-28 10:25:23 PM
Since Dusty isn't manager anymore, it all depends on if the damage was already done.
 
2014-01-28 10:29:03 PM
He signed a one year deal to avoid arbitration.  It's not as if he signed a $50m/4year contract
 
2014-01-29 12:11:31 AM
1 year deal so when he blows his arm out, the Cards pick him up and magically becomes a Cy Young? meh. 

/the world is ending
 
2014-01-29 01:14:43 AM

machoprogrammer: Since Dusty isn't manager anymore, it all depends on if the damage was already done.


Basically that. Although being that he stayed as closer and didn't move into the rotation I don't think he was harmed too much.
 
2014-01-29 03:47:10 AM

neuroflare: Although being that he stayed as closer and didn't move into the rotation I don't think he was harmed too much.


Closers not named Mariano Rivera generally have a short shelf life no matter who's managing them, especially the ones who throw hard. I got to see Chapman pitch at Yankee Stadium a couple years ago and while it's fun to see those particular fans go "oooooo" at the 100mph stuff, his arm's going to go kerplooey faster than you can say Rob Dibble.

The Reds should trade him while they can still get something good back.
 
2014-01-29 04:04:13 AM

Random Name Generator: 1 year deal so when he blows his arm out, the Cards pick him up and magically becomes a Cy Young? meh. 

/the world is ending


Strange how that *COUGHPEDSCOUGH* works, isn't it?
 
2014-01-29 07:27:39 AM
Yea but he throws dry heat.
 
2014-01-29 07:49:17 AM
I saw him pitch many games for Louisville when he was coming up a few years back.  He's on a totally different level, and in person it's awesome to see a 105+ mph fastball.
 
2014-01-29 08:07:53 AM

Frozboz: I saw him pitch many games for Louisville when he was coming up a few years back.  He's on a totally different level, and in person it's awesome to see a 105+ mph fastball.


Ditto. Watching the Bats when Chapman and Votto were in the roster was unforgettable; great baseball in a beautiful park for next to nothing. All that, and, of course, Corky farking Miller.
 
2014-01-29 11:27:28 AM

EyeballKid: Frozboz: I saw him pitch many games for Louisville when he was coming up a few years back.  He's on a totally different level, and in person it's awesome to see a 105+ mph fastball.

Ditto. Watching the Bats when Chapman and Votto were in the roster was unforgettable; great baseball in a beautiful park for next to nothing. All that, and, of course, Corky farking Miller.


Corky was just doing that out in the open?
 
2014-01-29 12:17:49 PM
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"I'm sick and tired of getting blamed for my pitchers' lack of toughness.  What happened to the good old days when pitchers pitched 300 innings every year and computer nerds were hung by their underwear?"
 
2014-01-29 03:45:07 PM

Frozboz: I saw him pitch many games for Louisville when he was coming up a few years back.  He's on a totally different level, and in person it's awesome to see a 105+ mph fastball.


I went to the 2010 playoff game in Cincinnati when he pitched the ninth against Philly.  I have never, ever been in a stadium with more buzz than when he walked out of the bullpen and started warming up.  That fastball is just a spectacle to behold in person.
 
2014-01-29 06:50:49 PM

machoprogrammer: Since Dusty isn't manager anymore, it all depends on if the damage was already done.


Reds fans and the Cincinnati media were constantly screaming for him to be used more. Apparently the Reds would have won every game last year by putting Chapman in for the 7th, 8th, and 9th, just throwing heat, heat, and more heat.
 
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