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The hottest topic up for debate this offseason is whether or not the Reds plan on using Aroldis Chapman as a starter or reliever in 2013. Of course, the team was facing the very same predicament last offseason as well. Injuries eventually forced Cincinnati's hand to stick Chapman in the bullpen for the 2012 campaign. Needless to say, he did quite well (68g, 1.51 ERA, 38 SV), finishing 12th in NL MVP voting. But many wonder if he would be better served in the starting rotation.
Here is Tim McMaster, Jim Duquette, and Matthew Leach of MLB.com giving their thoughts on what the team should do with their prized left-hander.
They appear to have mixed opinions as well.
Here's my quick take for what it's worth: Don't fix something that isn't broke.
The Reds have a good thing going with Chapman in the closer role. He's proven to be more than effective there and is the closest thing to automatic as they come. One cannot assume that he ...