Aroldis Chapman



The Chicago Cubs traded four players to the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman to solidify their bullpen. This trade happened  just days before the trade deadline and helped the Cubs make the deep run into the playoff’s, which ended with the Cubs winning their first World Series title in 108 years. The price was very steep costing a top 28th  ranked minor league player in baseball short stop  Gleyber Torres who is also just 19 years old. Chapman also was a free agent at years end so it was a risky move to make but the reward was hoisting the World Series Trophy. After signing a free agent deal back with the Yankees this off season for five years and 86 million dollars ,Chapman had some choice words to say about his use by Cubs manager Joe Maddon in the World Series. Stating that he was over used in the World Series, Andrew Miller threw for more innings in the playoffs than Chapman. He doesn’t look over used in the above picture celebrating winning a championship. When you demand that kind of money for you’re services you do what the manager tells you to do. With so much at stake and being one of the premier closer’s in the game, the best option out of the bullpen for the team you pitch for wouldn’t you thrive for the opportunity to shut down the opposing team? He did end up the winning pitcher in the clinching game  for the Cubs in game seven of the World Series. It is a double edged sword paying so much for a three out pitcher cause that’s what you need a lock down guy out of the pen.I think he should just be happy and shut his mouth and be happy  he got his ring, ended the longest title drought in american sports, and  got a huge pay day out of it. Just my two cents on the situation.


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