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Reds decide on Chapman's end game

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07:31 AM ET 12.05 | Fans in Cincinnati have become accustomed to the triple-digit heat of Reds closer Aroldis Chapman at the end of games. On Wednesday, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated that Chapman would likely remain the Reds' closer in 2014. There had been speculation again over whether Chapman could move into the rotation. "We feel we have the depth in our rotation now that we can continue to keep him in the bullpen," Jocketty told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "That's probably the plan going into Spring Training. We'll have him prepare for Spring Training like he has in the past. He'll come in and pitch a lot of innings in Spring Training, so he could go either way. In all likelihood when we get to Spring Training, we'll make a decision. I would think he'll continue to be our closer."

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December 5, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Jeez, stop FN around with the guy and just say he's the closer.

<reneges on agreement with WWJ about FN>

December 5, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Gee Walt what a decision you have made or lack of one. The day after the season was over that announcement should have been made. You need to concentrate on keeping number 4 in the middle of your lineup and maybe a centerfielder to replace the bat you lost in Choo.

December 5, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Gee Walt what a decision you have made or lack of one. The day after the season was over that announcement should have been made. You need to concentrate on keeping number 4 in the middle of your lineup and maybe a centerfielder to replace the bat you lost in Choo.

Its the Media and talk shows that start all the rumors about Chapman moving to the Starting rotation and Phillips being traded. At the end of last season they was talk that they ought to move Chapman to a starter.......it wouldn't work , it would ruin he's arm.

The Reds have been saying all along that Phillips was not on the trading block, it was the media making these assumptions, Jocketty said yesterday he was not going no where ad there have been no talks at all about it.

Jocketty also said yesterday that he has had talks with Choo about his interest in staying with the Reds and was told by Choo he would like to stay in Cincy if a contract could be worked out.

December 5, 2013  09:40 AM ET

He's happy being a closer. Leave him alone.

December 5, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Closer.

the reds pay him 30 millions to be their permanent closer?i thought he could be of a better use in the reds rotation,,,,,,,,

December 5, 2013  11:49 AM ET
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Its the Media and talk shows that start all the rumors about Chapman moving to the Starting rotation and Phillips being traded. At the end of last season they was talk that they ought to move Chapman to a starter.......it wouldn't work , it would ruin he's arm.The Reds have been saying all along that Phillips was not on the trading block, it was the media making these assumptions, Jocketty said yesterday he was not going no where ad there have been no talks at all about it.Jocketty also said yesterday that he has had talks with Choo about his interest in staying with the Reds and was told by Choo he would like to stay in Cincy if a contract could be worked out.

pay the OF his money and everybody will be happy!!!

 
December 5, 2013  12:04 PM ET
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pay the OF his money and everybody will be happy!!!

Amen.......

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