Originally written March 24, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
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The biggest question looming over Reds camp this spring was finally answered on Friday. Cuban southpaw Aroldis Chapman will officially begin the season as the team's closer, assuming the same role that he excelled at in 2012. This after the Reds were adamant that Chapman would pitch in the starting rotation in 2013. Opinions regarding the decision are quite mixed among the baseball community. But one guy who is undoubtedly in support of Chapman staying in the bullpen is nearly forgotten Reds pitcher Mike Leake. Leake will enter the season as the fifth starter now that the team no longer plans to use Chapman in the rotation. And that has some fans moaning and groaning. It's hard to honestly refute that Chapman is the more exciting pitcher to watch over Leake. Chapman throws a fastball that lights up the scoreboard. Leake throws a fastball that rarely breaks 92 MPH. However, it wasn't too long ago when one could actually make a solid argument that Leake was the most ...
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