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Yankees' Aroldis Chapman locked in at spring training (PHOTOS)

Aroldis Chapman signed a five-year, $86-million contract to return to as the Yankees closer. Once again, Dellin Betances, fresh off his arbitration loss, will be setting up Chapman, who is looking sharp early in spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Much of the talk the last few days at Yankees spring training in Tampa...
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Dellin Betances' agent fires back at Yankees president after heated arbitration hearing

The arbitration hearing between the New York Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances got contentious Saturday, so much so that Yankees president Randy Levine held a news conference to air his grievances with Betances’ representatives – after the arbiters ruled in favor of the team.Levine accused Betances' agents at Excel Sports Management of trying to use Betances to “change the...
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3 days ago

Chapman focusing on Yanks' return, not Cubs' title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Aroldis Chapman is focusing on his return to the New York Yankees, not the World Series ring he earned with the Chicago Cubs. ''I'm here now,'' Chapman said through a translator Wednesday before the Yankees' first spring training workout. ''We have a job to be done here. It was kind of like a chapter in my career I turn over and look to the future now.'' New...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Girardi on Aroldis Chapman coming back

Joe Girardi on Aroldis Chapman coming back.
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7 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...
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19 days ago  |  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

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

Aroldis Chapman seeking six-year contract in free agency

Aroldis Chapman wants a very lengthy contract from his next employer. The free agent closer told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s hoping to receive a six-year deal in the free agent market, though he denied requesting a $100 million contract. “The only thing I have expressed that I would like is a six-year contract,” Chapman said. “I know that doesn’t mean that I will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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