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Chapman Returns

On the off-chance that you missed it, the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman the largest contract ever handed out to a reliever back in December, re-solidifying the back of the bullpen that they had gutted (for the best of reasons) a handful of months prior. There’s something poetic about the fact that the team dealt its closer for a player that would become its best prospect, only to...
Via River Avenue Blues
5 days ago

Aroldis Chapman’s goals extend way beyond this Yankees season

TAMPA — From Cuba to Cooperstown. A year ago the only thing certain in Aroldis Chapman’s life was that when the Yankees’ season opened he would begin serving a 30-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. Today? Since then, Chapman helped the Cubs win the World Series, signed a five-year deal worth $86 million...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman ride along

Take a ride with MLB superstar Aroldis Chapman & YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman shows off his Rhino GX

Get an inside look at MLB superstar Aroldis Chapman's truck with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hal Steinbrenner on Aroldis Chapman: ‘Sooner or later, we forget, right?’

Flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman returned to the New York Yankees on a high-priced free agent deal this winter. It came after he helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.It was also following an incident in the fall of 2015 where the closer allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told...
Via Sportsnaut
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon defends himself from Aroldis Chapman criticism

The Chicago Cubs may have won the World Series, but Joe Maddon is still defending his usage of Aroldis Chapman in the World Series. After Chapman was critical of how he was used by Maddon in Game 6 of the World Series, Maddon once again said he wouldn’t do anything differently. “Would I do it differently? No,” Maddon said, via Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “There is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

How Could Aroldis Chapman’s Future Look?

So much of what we do is try to tell the future. So much of what we do is get the future wrong! But still we keep on plugging away, with any noteworthy trade, or any noteworthy signing. One noteworthy signing last week reunited the Yankees and Aroldis Chapman, with the closer getting a five-year guarantee. The history of relievers getting long-term deals isn’t great, but one thing...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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