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Friday, December 16, 2016

ESPN: Aroldis Chapman: Joe Maddon misused me during the playoffs

“There were couple of games, but the one I can point to is Game 6,” Chapman said when asked for specifics for his criticism. “The game was open and I don’t think he needed to [leave] me in the ninth. The important game was going to be Game 7 because we had that game almost won. The next day I came in tired.”

Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: December 16, 2016 at 02:53 PM | 63 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, joe maddon, world series

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Aroldis Chapman fallout will be even more interesting than the deal itself | FOX Sports

Five years and over $80 million for a reliever? No thank you.

It’s a bizarre baseball reality that the low-revenue Marlins could outbid the high-revenue Dodgers for a player whom the Dodgers signed out of Curacao in 2004, converted from a catcher to a pitcher and developed into an elite closer.

But don’t be surprised if it happens.

The Dodgers’ value-driven front office is not the type to pump $80 million into a pitcher who works 70 innings a season — particularly when the lack of state income tax in Florida, as opposed to the high state income tax in California, will make it that much more difficult for them to beat the Marlins’ offer.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2016 at 06:30 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, dodgers, free agents, kenley jansen, marlins, yankees

Yankees reportedly to sign Aroldis Chapman | MLB.com

While I was sleeping…

Aroldis Chapman and his triple-digit fastball are heading back to the Bronx, as the left-handed closer has agreed to a five-year, $86 million contract with the Yankees on Wednesday night, a source told MLB.com.

The agreement sets a Major League record for the largest contract ever handed to a relief pitcher. The Yankees have not officially announced the signing, as Chapman must still pass a physical to finalize the deal.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2016 at 05:24 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, free agents, yankees

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Heyman: Yankees Remain Focused On Aroldis Chapman

Though it isn’t known exactly where the team stands, the New York Yankees remain focused on bringing back closer Aroldis Chapman, with ex-Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen their primary backup plan.

While Chapman is reportedly looking for a six-year deal, the Yankees won’t go that far; they are, however, prepared to give Chapman a deal in the range of five years and $80 million, which would break the record for relievers just set by Mark Melancon, who received a four-year, $62 million deal from the Giants.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 06, 2016 at 12:28 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, free agents, yankees

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hal Steinbrenner’s plan should put a smile on Chapman’s face | New York Post

No, he did not say, “I plan to make Aroldis Chapman the highest paid reliever in baseball!”

“For me, the bullpen is my priority,” Steinbrenner said, emphasizing “my.” He proceeded: “Because I think we’re probably going to have a young pitching staff, and I think if we can shorten the game for them by really strengthening the bullpen, that’s going to be to our advantage.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 17, 2016 at 10:24 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, yankees

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Why MLB allows players suspended for domestic violence to play in postseason

The difference is jarring, creating a surface impression that baseball takes a harsher stance against PEDs than domestic violence. But in the view of both baseball and the players’ union, the comparison is not apples to apples.

The joint PED policy is the outlier; no other suspensions in baseball include a postseason ban. The two sides agreed to the additional penalty in March 2014 after some players expressed anger that two players suspended for PEDs the previous season, Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz, returned in time to participate in the playoffs.

One concern among players was that the benefits of PEDs extend beyond the period of usage, providing an additional competitive advantage. As one union official put it, a decision to use PEDs is “a work-related choice that calls into question the integrity of your job and the game being played on the field.”

An act of domestic violence, while a far more serious offense in the view of the average person, is not work-related. Both baseball and the union regard it as a private, off-the field matter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2016 at 01:13 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, domestic violence, suspensions

Yankees fans should cheer for Cubs if they want Chapman back - NY Daily News

It’s always all about the Yankees.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 01, 2016 at 11:07 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, yankees

 

 

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