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Reds Call Up Aroldis Chapman. Just In Time!

Fresh from supposedly touching 105 miles per hour with his fastball, Aroldis Chapman is set to join the Cincinnati Reds just in time for the St. Louis Cardinals' series against the division leaders later this week. 

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I'd curse our luck, but Chapman is the perfect combination of incredibly exciting and not particularly effective to appear on the other team. He really might have the hardest fastball in baseball—pour one out here for Stephen Strasburg—but he's walked five batters per nine innings in the relatively pitcher friendly AAA International League to go with his 12 strikeouts per nine. He's been excellent since joining the Louisville bullpen, but though he's already incredibly exciting he isn't yet a sure thing.

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I hope the Cardinals see him. I hope they see him extremely well, too. 

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