For Reds, Much Hinges on Chapman's Transition

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For Reds, Much Hinges on Chapman's Transition
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Success in 2013 for the Reds' rotation and bullpen could be tied to one bold offseason decision -- the pending move of Aroldis Chapman from closer to starting pitcher. If the move works, Cincinnati's rotation could rise from a very good one in 2012 to a great one that could serve as the bedrock for defending the club's National League Central crown. The Reds hope Chapman's power left arm can be attached to a No. 1- or No. 2-type starter and join ace Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Homer Bailey and the crafty Bronson Arroyo.

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