Ben and Sam discuss the Reds’ and Angels’ approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati’s philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman’s future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.
- Building a bullpen
- Cincinnati Reds
- Los Angeles Angels
- Aroldis Chapman
- Sam, on Ben's topic selection: "That's unfortunate because that is not the kind of topic that I can furiously Google."
- The Reds' starting rotation, and Chapman's place in it, will be determined by if they acquire a closer in the offseason.
- What is the number of saves a player needs to get to be seen as a 'proven closer'?