Originally written November 29, 2012 on Razzball:
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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 Aroldis has been doing in the rotation. From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears, it happened.   Only thing different now is the Reds have to realize they’re a bunch of Mr. Bungles if they leave Chapman as the closer, and they have Broxton to take over the role.  Broxton is not the closer Aroldis is/was/would be, but he is/was/will be good enough.  Throw Nicholas from The Voice in the closer role and he’ll do the job, with his dulcet tones.  As our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater will tell you, Chapman was the ninth best pitcher in all of baseball last year.  That’s not just out of relievers.  He’s dominant.  I don’t need
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