GEOLINK wrote:Chapman's fastball was off which is why he went with the slider.
Apart of me hopes he opts out. I can't handle his inconsistency in big games.
Welcome to the world the rest of us live in. Fact is you and all of Yankees fandom is spoiled by the The Magnificent Mariano Rivera. Who wouldn't be? But if you think you're going to go out and get someone to replace Mariano, that's not going to happen unless you just get lucky.
As for your starting rotation fantasy (great rotation, btw!
), while I do think you do need to add another solid starter, you don't need all three. I was in driving around a lot today so I listened to a little bit of Francesa and caught him talking about the series and I agree with him (one of the TV analysts mentioned the same thing) that it wasn't the starting pitching that lost you the series. It was execution; doing the little things; fielding; etc.
I mean Chapman is still miles better than Edwin Diaz, that's for damn sure.
Nobody is touching Mo, I understand that, I'm not asking for Chapman to be Mo.
As for my fantasy rotation, I could've easily listed DeGrom or Syndergaard to troll you.
I just want Hal to spend on pitching since Cash loves to hoard his prospects.
Surprisingly, it wasn't the SP that lost the series, I agree there. What lost us the series was not being able to capitalize on RISP opportunities. Rushing Gary & Edwin back did hurt us as well. The pitching was more than you could ask for, they kept us in the game, even when Boone had to overuse Green/Kahnle/Britton. Their aggressive approach change did them no favors either.