Aroldis Chapman

The Morning After Aroldis

It's the morning after infamy. Everyone associated with the Cincinnati Reds - from the owners, to the front office, to the players, and yes, the fans - has to be struggling with implications of Jeff Passanââ‚... Read More...

The two sides of mania

We've known the condition from the start as Chapmania. It's about to come to an end in Cincinnati. According to various sources, the Reds front office is aggressively shopping Aroldis Chapman at the GM me... Read More...

Another Cuban Missile Crisis?

Is something wrong with Aroldis Chapman? When you throw last night's spectacular blown save on the pile of other recent lackluster performances by the Reds closer, it's a legitimate question. Chapman has ... Read More...

Chapman’s 22 innings

Major League baseball managers generally follow the Closer Usage Protocol (CUP). The CUP goes like this: A team should designate a single pitcher as their closer. The closer enters the game in only three circum... Read More...

Missile nearing re-entry

Aroldis Chapman is on schedule to throw live batting practice Wednesday then begin his minor league rehab course (John Fay). Chapman threw 45 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday. I'm sure Bryan Price, ... Read More...

Chapman out 6-8 weeks, plus rehab

The Reds’ Dr. Tim Kremchek reports that Aroldis Chapman suffered a mild concussion and will have surgery today to repair the bone above his eye, where a plate may be inserted. The medical team expects a ... Read More...
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Won’t Get Fooled Again

You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out Once you looked “all in” Now everything’s in doubt. They’re doing the Hokey Pokey down by the river at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way. Aga... Read More...
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Two innings

Since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds have played 19 games against teams with winning records (Washington, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Washington again, St. Louis again, and Atlanta). In those titanic struggles, ... Read More...
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The Chapman Blues

The Reds' indecision over Aroldis Chapman's role has cost $46 million of ownership's money. That's how much they've spent from 2012 to 2015 to avoid making Aroldis Chapman a bullpen pitcher. $21 million (Broxt... Read More...