• Chapman says he prefers closing over starting

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Mar 17, 2013
    "In the beginning when I started closing, it was something I didn't know," Chapman said. Aroldis Chapman happy closing: Earlier in the week we talked about the Cincinnati Reds' indecision surrounding Aroldis Chapman and his role for the upcoming season. The thing is, Jocketty has been absolutely consistent about how they viewed Chapman. The Reds' brain trust has been remarkably successful at not telegraphing their intentions about whether pitcher Aroldis Chapman will be a starter or closer this season. Does that sound like a bad idea? Maybe the scouts sitting behind home plate are right that he should be moved back to the closer's role. But they don't know that. Not yet anyway. They just can't.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com
    • Spring Headlines: Stephen Strasburg in mid-season form; Aroldis Chapman happy as closer

      If the regular season started tomorrow we don't think that would be seen enough for Stephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals ace was in mid-season form on Saturday striking out eight Houston Astros over five and one-third fantastic innings. Or maybe …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Strasburg pleased with improved spring mechanics

      Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was dominant on the mound during a 4-2 loss to the Astros at Space Coast Stadium on Saturday evening.
      Source: MLB.com

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