Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/28/12
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, of course, belonged to Aroldis Chapman last year, a job he did to near perfection. He was 38 for 43 in save opportunities and recorded 27 straight at one point during the season.The Reds, though, have always envisioned the slender lefthander as part of their starting rotation, from the day they invested 30 million to sign him after he defected from Cuba.Chapman, who will be 25 next season, was always a starter for the Cuban national team and even during his ultra-success as a closer with the Reds last year continued to profess a desire to be a starter.Now he gets his chance. And the question is: Are the Red...
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