There are a million reasons to be excited by the development of Aroldis Chapman, not the least of which is that he throws harder than anyone in the world and he wears a Cincinnati Reds uniform. That’s enough to make me dance the jig.
If you want another reason, however, check out this scout’s assessment:
A scout who witnessed ChapmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first two outings remarked, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The National League playoffs just changed.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everyone was there going, Ã¢â‚¬ËœUh-oh,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â the scout says. Ã¢â‚¬Å“All you can say is, Ã¢â‚¬ËœUh-oh.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬Â
I’m smiling right now, in case you can’t see me.
Go read that entire article, as there is more good information from Ken Rosenthal on Chapman, Edinson Volquez, Dusty Baker, and a neat anecdote about Joey Votto and Albert Pujols.