Well the Reds have been eerily quiet this off-season. In January they signed one player and that was Laynce Nix who they’re bringing back. It’s not a move that excites me as a Red’s fan, but it doesn’t bother me either. So far in January they added Josh Anderson, which for me is a very exciting acquisition. Now it appears they’ve landed another free agent. The vaunted, Aroldis Chapman. Whether or not this is a good signing is going to be widely debated for awhile. Even if he starts off with a great couple of years, we have no idea how quickly he’ll deteriorate. Because we really don’t know how old he is. Is he 22? Or is he 26 like some reports have indicated? It’s apparent that Chapman is not a finished product. It remains to be seen if he’s teachable. I think I’m glad the Reds got him. It at least shows they’re willing to try and improve their rotation. I just wish they’d start making more moves. As of now they’ve brought in two new players via free agency this off-season. Both of whom might not play a game in the major leagues. They still need to make moves desperately. That core group of players they have now cannot compete. Not even in the NL Central.
The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://monozygotic.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/reds-land-chapman-plenty-of-work-remains-for-both/trackback/