Video: Aroldis Chapman gives up walk-off bomb to Chris Denorfia

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

If I had to make a list of players who were likely to turn a 98 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman into a 423-foot, walk-off home run, Chris Denorfia would be like 347th on it. But that's exactly what happened Monday night. Chapman stepped to the mound in the bottom of ...

Aroldis Chapman will stay in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds signed Aroldis Chapman to a six-year, $30.25 million contract back in 2010 with the expectation that the Cuban defector would become a starting pitcher. But after three seasons in the bullpen, it looks like the hard-throwing lefty will be staying in the bullpen for the near future ...

Could Aroldis Chapman Be The Next Rube Waddell?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Rube Waddell is the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Not necessarily in terms of statistics, though he is a Hall of Famer and still holds the AL record for most single-season strikeouts by a lefty (349) that he set in 1904. No, Rube is the official patron saint of Rumors and ...

Aroldis Chapman Won’t Be Sent Down

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Last year Aroldis Chapman caused quite a stir with his ridiculous velocity readings once he made his Major League debut. This season, the lefty reliever is still lighting up the gun, but he has struggled with location. That has prompted discussion that the Cincinnati Reds might want to send their ...

Chapman Flees reds For Reds

Monday, January 11th, 2010

One of the most intriguing storylines of this baseball offseason is where Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman would end up. Would it be one of the usual suspects like the Yankees, Red Sox or Mets? Or how about the Cincinnati Reds? Against all known odds, the left-hander agreed to a five-year, $30 million deal ...

Amanda Pflugrad Picture and Today’s Links

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

In honor of the Ducks' curb-stomping of my beloved Trojans, enjoy America's hottest cheerleader, Oregon's Amanda Pflugrad. She's bringing you our absurdly late links that were supposed to be up Saturday morning. Ghoully Girls - Strait Pinkie The newest team in the NBA? - Thunder Treats Dawg Pound Protest: Really, what's the point? ...