Skip to content

Aroldis Chapman is heading in the wrong direction

Jun 7, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

chapman getty Getty Images

Reds’ flamethrower Aroldis Chapman was sent down to AAA because he couldn’t locate the strike zone.  Well, his control improved a tick once he went down to Louisville, but it came at the expense of his stuff, because he got tattooed there: nine hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings.  As a result, the Reds have now sent him down another rung to Double-A Carolina.

I’m somewhat torn about this. On the one hand, I want to see him succeed, because he has crazy heat and that’s cool.  On the other hand, if he continues to struggle he might eventually end up with the Dayton Dragons, and that’s not very far from me!

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Dayton Dragons…I like that nickname. Why are there no dragons in any of our major sports? Dragons are the coolest thing since D&D was cool…oh wait it wasn’t cool? Well the coolest thing since the other side of the pillow with the voice of Billy Dee Williams.

    • kopy - Jun 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM

      Dayton Dragons is pretty cool, but not nearly as cool as the Dayton Double Dragons.

  2. scatterbrian - Jun 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    It’s almost as if the A’s actually won the bid for Chapman…

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. G. Stanton (2541)
  2. C. Correa (2524)
  3. Y. Puig (2524)
  4. B. Crawford (2409)
  5. H. Pence (2292)
  1. G. Springer (2236)
  2. H. Ramirez (2177)
  3. M. Teixeira (2158)
  4. J. Hamilton (2141)
  5. J. Baez (2107)