An interesting point raised by commenter Myles:
1990, Charlton, Norm:
DidnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t start his first game until July 15th.
Pitched a complete game shutout on August 10th.
Finished the year with 154 IP.
Why canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Chapman start this year?
An additional 70 innings from Chapman adds some wins.
Obviously, Aroldis Chapman is twice as talented as Charlton. I know I’m not as smart as the guys running the Reds, and they have more information available to them…but to me, there is no reason that this can’t happen.