Chapman Not Ready to Start for Reds

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CINCINNATI - With the Cincinnati Reds signing of relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton for the next three years, speculation has been swirling that Broxton would be catapulted into the closer role for 2013, where he has had success, and the Cuban Missile Aroldis Chapman would be considered for a spot in the starting rotation to replace current free agent starter Mike Leake.

Broxton or not, Chapman isn’t in any shape to become a member of the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation anytime soon.

On paper, having a 100 mph fastball pitched potentially more than 80 times a game seemingly poses a great advantage, but Chapman is missing a few things to pitch as the Starting Cuban Missile with consistent success, especially in the hot-hitting NL...

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