As the Hot Stove has officially hit free agent period, I got the pitching reports for the Cincinnati Reds bullpen.
The Bullpen reports will be presented with a minimum of 16 starts and a maximum FIP of 4.00.
THE BULLPEN REPORTS:
- AROLDIS CHAPMAN
- J.J. HOOVER
- SAM LeCURE
- MANNY PARRA
- SEAN MARSHALL
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The FIP is a Sabermetric tool, which is the new ERA. I’m a fan of it. It measures Home Runs allowed, walks, hit by pitch and strikeouts.
Chapman in 2014:
The Cincinnati Reds are in limbo with Aroldis Chapman, does he start or does he resume closer role. Reds are paying him $3 million in 2014 and in 2015, he has a $5 million player option. Baseball-reference states he is Arbitration eligible in 2015 and is a free agent in 2017.