Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Have you heard the news? According to Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds are expected to announce today that Aroldis Chapman will remain the closer. I repeat. Aroldis Chapman will be the Reds closer in 2013. He is no longer expected to work his way into the starting rotation. Daugherty clearly announces his displeasure with this decision, wondering what the Reds have been doing all this time preparing him to start and wondering why they paid Jonathan Broxton so much now. I, for one, tend to agree with him, although in the short term, this certainly doesn't hurt the team's chances in 2013. The bullpen just got that much better, and the rotation is the same as it was last year, with a couple veterans and a couple prospects as depth. Did Chapman's recent confession convince the Reds to make this decision? Chapman finally expressed his desire to actually remain the closer, citing the rush he gets from pitching in the ninth inning with the game on the ...
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