Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/12/12
As the saying goes, if something isnt broken why even tinker with it, why take a single screwdriver to it? Such would seem to be the case with Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. And yet the Reds seem intent upon removing the closer title from his name and changing it to starter. Should they do it? Will they do it? A lot of factors need to fall into place for the Reds to accomplish that mission, but their aim is to put Chapman into the rotation, despite his dazzling display as the teams closer in 2012. Paste the pages back on the 2012 calendar and stop at February, when the Reds reported for spring training. The Grand Plan was to include the 24-year-old Cuban refugee in the 2012 starting rotation, a chance for the Reds to get a bigger bang for the 30 million bucks they invested in the 6-foot-4, 200-pound lefthander. After all, he was a starter for the Cuban National team before he defected and the Reds won a bidding bee to sign him. And everything seemed a go for the kid they ta...
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