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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||66.00||4.00||3.00||42.00||2.05||0.93||109.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 6.1||0||0|| 0.00||5||3||11|
|vs LHB|| 14.2||0||0|| 1.84||0||5||29|
|vs RHB|| 49.0||0||0|| 2.76||0||24||83|
|03/09/2014||Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Jason Grilli, RP PIT|
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|03/08/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT||Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN|
|03/08/2014||Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN||Welington Castillo, C CHC|
Tommy Medica, 1B SD
Alexi Amarista, 2B SD
|Last 10 Games|
|Aroldis Chapman could get contract extension |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB Network Radio Sunday it is a "possibility" the team could sign Aroldis Chapman to a contract extension.
"We have talked about that and we're trying to take a couple of steps at a time," Jocketty said.
|Aroldis Chapman, Reds agree to $5 million salary |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/28/14) The Reds avoided arbitration with closer Aroldis Chapman, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to the New York Post. Chapman had asked for $5.4 million and the Reds offered $4.6 million when they exchanged contract figures.
Chapman signed a five-year deal as an amateur free agent in Jan. 2010, but a clause in the contract allowed him to convert a portion of the contract to a bonus and become arbitration eligible this offseason.
|Reds, Aroldis Chapman exchange arbitration figures |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/17/14) The Reds and pitcher Aroldis Chapman exchanged salary figures Friday, with Chapman seeking $5.4 million and the team offering $4.6 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.
Chapman signed a five-year deal as an amateur free agent in Jan. 2010, but a clause in the contract allowed him to convert a portion of the contract to a bonus and become arbitration eligible this offseason. He went 4-5 with a 2.54 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 112:29 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings last season.
|All signs point to Aroldis Chapman remaining closer |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/12/13) When he was introduced as Reds manager, Bryan Price didn't rule out the possibility of moving closer Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation -- a plan he fully endorsed as the team's pitching coach last spring before manager Dusty Baker overruled him -- but judging by general manage Walt Jocketty's comments to MLB Network Radio earlier in December, that's not the most likely scenario.
"We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen," Jocketty said. "That's probably the plan going into spring training. We'll have him prepare for spring training like he has in the past. He'll come in and pitch a lot of innings in spring training, so he could go either way. In all likelihood when we get to spring training, we'll make a decision. I would think he'll continue to be our closer."
As for Chapman himself, he has no interest in closing at this stage of his career, he told USA Today.
"Starting hasn't even crossed my mind and I'm not going to do it either," he said. "I don't want to -- and it's difficult that I'd do it."
Price has said he may look to maximize Chapman's talents in other ways, such as bringing him in to pitch the eighth inning in certain situations.
|GM has always preferred Aroldis Chapman as a starter |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(10/29/13) Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said he's always preferred closer Aroldis Chapman as a starter, according to MLB Network Radio .
Chapman signed with the club as a starting pitcher, but converted to a reliever during his rookie season. Over the past two seasons, he's emerged as one of the best closers in the game. Despite that, there's still some argument over whether he should start. With the Reds turning things over to new manager Bryan Price, the debate has been opened again. Jocketty said the team will "have to see what makes sense" for next season regarding Chapman's role.
Chapman had a 2.54 ERA in 63 2/3 innings.
|Just when you thought the flirtation to put Aroldis Chapman and his 100 mph fastball in the starting rotation was over and done, the Reds promoted Bryan Price from pitching coach to manager this offseason. Price was one of the biggest proponents of Chapman to the rotation last spring before being overruled by Dusty Baker and didn't exactly squash the idea in his introductory press conference. For what it's worth, Chapman would prefer to close. Like Jonathan Papelbon before him, once he developed a taste for ninth inning, nothing else could satisfy. A move to the rotation would never work if he isn't full invested in it, so more likely than not, he'll stick to closing, especially since the Reds already have Tony Cingrani waiting to step in for free agent Bronson Arroyo. As closers go, Chapman is as good as it gets. You might still take Craig Kimbrel ahead of him, but the two have more similarities than differences. Chapman actually had the higher strikeout rate in 2013, unbelievably topping his 15.3 per nine innings from the year before. And though his ERA rose by more than a run (to a still-impressive 2.54) as some of his earlier control issues resurfaced, he was at his best down the stretch. His strikeout potential along with the lingering possibility he'll assume a bigger role makes Chapman one of the few closers worth the reach in the early rounds.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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|3/12/14||@ COL||4:10 pm|| |
|3/13/14||@ LAD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||TEX||10:05 pm|| |
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