By Scott Eddy
New Year’s celebrations are just around the corner and with the turning of the calendar to 2013 comes the anticipation of a new baseball season. There’s little doubt that the 2013 season will be one of the most highly anticipated years in Reds history following a dramatic 2012 campaign and a roster loaded with talent.
Perhaps the most anticipated storyline of 2013 for Reds fans is the transition of Aroldis Chapman to the role of starter. While the decision to turn Chapman into a starter has been met with great expectations by many fans, it has also been met with trepidation by nearly as many who are concerned that Chapman may never be as effective as a starter as he has been in the closing role.
There are reasons to doubt the move – greatest among them the fact of how dominant Chapman was at the end of the bullpen. Throughout his brief time in the majors, Chapman has been a primarily one-pitch pitcher, throwing his fastball a whopping 88 percent...