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The Cuban Missile could be enough to
push Cincy's rotation over the top
by: Chase Fitzgerald
With the news of a Jonathan Broxton 3-year deal, Aroldis Chapman will assuredly be moving to the rotation. Now, I hope you all know how incredible the Reds rotation was last year. None of the Reds pitchers missed a start and four of them had an ERA of below 4.00, but the Reds did have a weak link; Mike Leake. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mike Leake. He is one of my favorite baseball players but emotions aside for a second, he was bad last year. Good news is, Chapman is taking Leake’s spot in the rotation and I guarantee you he can get a lower ERA than 4.58. Now, with Chapman in I don’t see a weak link and that is why I think this rotation is the best in baseball. Let’s break it down.
1. Johnny Cueto
Johnny Cueto is basically the man. He is without a doubt the Reds ace and is also one of the best pitchers in the league. He is at least a top-ten pitcher in th...
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Hey, do you remember that bizarre story about Aroldis Chapman getting robbed in Pittsburgh back in May? Well, the fallout of it has finally come. Chapman's, uh, hotel guest has been hit with a $164 fine after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct after fabricating a wild lie to the police.
From the Associated Press:
A Maryland woman has been fined $164 for falsely...
The Reds plan to tread lightly with Aroldis Chapman.
As the pitcher transitions from closing to starting, Reds pitching coach Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the club intends on implementing an innings limit for Chapman.
Last season, the 24-year-old compiled a 5-5 record, a 1.51 ERA and 38 saves through 71 2/3 innings en route to earning an All-Star selection. But Price...
Jonathan Broxton winds up and delivers.The Cincinnati Reds have a closer for the 2013 season, and he’s not named Aroldis Chapman. CBSSports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Reds and Jonathan Broxton have come to agreement on a multi-year deal.
The deal is believed to be for at least three years. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Broxton is expected to be the Reds closer, enabling...
The Cincinnati Reds inked a new closer on Wednesday.
The Reds and free agent right-hander Jonathan Broxton have reportedly agreed to a 3-year deal worth approximately $21 million, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. The signing likely means a move to the starting rotation for Aroldis Chapman (barring injury) as Broxton will be inserted into the closer role.
A Maryland woman has been fined $164 for falsely reporting a robbery of a Pittsburgh hotel room belonging to a Cincinnati Reds player.
After learning 27-year-old Claudia Manrique of Silver Spring, Md., completed 50 hours of community service, a judge reduced her misdemeanor false report charge Thursday to summary disorderly conduct, and she pleaded guilty.
Police say Manrique was...
Let’s not forget: Jonathan Broxton was sharp with the Reds this season. The hulking righty recorded a 2.82 ERA and a 2.42 FIP. The strikeouts shot up to 8.0 per nine innings from 6.3, the walks were slashed to 1.2 per nine innings from 3.5.
From September on, we saw shades of the exceptional Jonathan Broxton who dominated hitters in Los Angeles from 2007 through 2009. Broxton...
Will Chapman keep his K/9 numbers as a starter?
Jonathan Broxton cashed in on his last season in a big way, with a 3-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, and he will assume the closer role for Manager Dusty Baker’s squad.
Take a look at what Broxton last year:
This means a few things for a few people who...
The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed reliever Jonathan Broxton. After being acquired mid-season, Broxton was a pivotal part of the Reds bullpen.
Broxton will be guaranteed at least $21 million over the life of the contract. His salary for 2013 is set at $4 million before raising to $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015. There is also a club option for 2016 which is worth$9 million...
The Cincinnati Reds took one giant step forward in their Game Plan Wednesday when they signed relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to a three-year 21 million contract.When Broxton fills out an employment form, he lists his occupation as, Closer.And there is no doubt he would not have re-signed with the Reds without assurances that his job description contains the word closer.That job...
There’s rumblings that Aroldis Chapman will be in the rotation. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this. In fact, I think every year since Aroldis costumed himself as a giant cigar and smuggled himself in a humidor out of Cuba, there’s been rumblings that he will be in the rotation. Just yesterday, I ran into a man who had been in a coma since 2010 and he asked how...
As Jeff Sullivan discussed on Monday, the Cincinnati Reds’ then-potential contract with Jonathan Broxton had implications for Aroldis Chapman‘s possible move to the rotation. Today, that potential was actualized, as the Reds reportedly re-signed Broxton for three years and $21 million dollars.
The contract is also said to include a limited no-trade clause, a $9 club option for...
When the Washington National placed Stephen Strasburg on an innings limit prior to the 2012 MLB season, not too many people paid that close attention to what effect the decision could have toward the end of the season. After all, the Nationals had never made the playoffs, so although they made a few nice offseason moves, few expected them to compete in the stacked National League...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, 21 million contract on Wednesday, giving the NL Central champions a potential closer and a chance to reconfigure their starting rotation.
Broxton came to the Reds last July in a trade with Kansas City and was part of their push toward the playoffs. He filled in as the closer when Aroldis Chapman came down with...
Aroldis Chapman is a starter. A starting pitcher. A pitcher who will pitch in the first inning of baseball games. Rejoice and celebrate, right? Hoorah! Hooray! Hoorak! Five cheers!
The problem is that we're all a little gunshy. Daniel Bard blew up for the Red Sox and then didn't even pitch well out of the bullpen in Triple-A. Neftali Feliz went under the knife...
The 2012 offseason has really kicked into high gear this week. We've seen Jonathan Broxton re-up with the Reds, Andy Pettitte agree to come back to the Yankees, the first big domino in BJ Upton sign with the Braves, the Nationals finally trade for Denard Span, and the Pirates sign Russell Martin to catch. Also, the Phillies had a trade agreed to for Wilton Lopez, and then saw...