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Arolids Chapman is coming

Aug 30, 2010, 9:37 AM EDT

At 105 miles per hour, it should take Aroldis Chapman just under an hour to get from Louisville to Cincinnati today or, at the latest, tomorrow, which is when Jeff Passan is reporting that the Reds are going to call the dude up.

It’s almost unfair that the Reds, riding high right now, have a weapon like Chapman they can call up.  If he’s even partially as effective for the Cincinnati as he’s been for Lousiville since moving to the pen, the Reds are going to be even tougher down the stretch than they otherwise shaped up to be.

Recent playoff history has featured a number of late season callups rocking the bullpen with effectiveness. Chapman may be the next.  And as long as his late inning stint this fall doesn’t convince the Reds to chuck the notion of him being a starter and they instead turn him into a full-time relief pitcher, I’ll be happy to see it.

  1. BC - Aug 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    100.4 miles, 1 hr 31 min according to Bing Maps.

  2. joeiscool12 - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Perhaps you missed the part where he said “at 105 mph.”

  3. BC - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Oh. Then he’d get there in about 50-55 minutes.

  4. RichardInBigD - Aug 30, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Yeah, but you still have to walk from the parking lot to the door…

  5. bengalsarebackchamps! - Aug 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM


  6. bengalsarebackchamps! - Aug 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    reds will be in WORLD SERIES!!!!

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