Chapman wants to close
After his start vs the Giants Saturday, Aroldis Chapman gave his most direct answer yet about his job preference between starting and closing:
“I would like to be the closer,” Chapman said via translator Tomas Vera. “But it’s out of my hands.”
Quick update: Dusty Baker was pleased to hear that Chapman had voice a preference.
“I was going to talk to him after he pitched today for that purpose,” Baker said after the game. “You hear all kinds of stuff from this camp, people talking and everybody thinks they’re in the know.
“We were going to do what’s best for the organization and for him. But he makes it a lot easier when you get the person’s blessing.”
Baker often tries to use players in spots or positions where they say they are most comfortable.
“Like I’ve said, a man in the middle is a man in constant turmoil. We have to discuss it and then we’ll see,” Baker said.