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Monday, December 28, 2015

PROCESSING... AROLDIS CHAPMAN IS A YANKEE... PROCESSING...

Verrrrrrrry interesting...

The former Evil Empire - now called the First Order - acquired flame-throwing lady-abuser Aroldis Chapman today for four solid prospects, including Eric Jagielo, their first-round pick three summers ago. The others going to Cincinnati are Rookie Davis, a highly regarded starter, Tony Renda - a 2B they got in a trade last summer - and relief pitcher Caleb Cotham.

Yes, they traded prospects and Rob Refsnyder is still a Yankee.

Question of the hour: Does the acquisition of Chapman mean Andrew Miller will be traded, and if so, for what?

Maybe no. It's possible the Yankees are trying to build a "super bullpen" with Betances, Miller and Chapman running the last three innings of close game. That would be interesting, especially considering that they have no apparent ace, who can regularly go past six innings.

There is a question of whether Chapman will go on Ray Rice detention due to a recent domestic incident, which apparently scared the Dodgers away from him. They had traded for the guy, but when the cops came to his door, the deal went south.

This apparently ends the Yankees' unwritten "asshole rule" that was initiated following a couple head cases. (You know who you are.)

I've been hoping the Yankees would keep their prospects and rebuild, but aside from Jagielo and Davis, I don't think they gave up much. Chapman gives them a tough seventh, eighth and ninth. Now, if they can just score enough runs to be leading in the seventh...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!...SOMETHING THAT MATTERS!!!!! ...I JUST HOPE WE KEEP MILLER, BUT KNOWING CASHMAN, I CAN SEE US DEALING MILLER FOR A "YOUNG CONTROLLABLE STARTER"....THAT WOULD MAKE ME SICK..... WE NEED THE SUPER PEN SIMPLY BECAUSE EVERY STARTER WE HAVE ONLY SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GO 6 INNINGS TOPS, (AND THAT'S ON A GOOD DAY).... NOW WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO SCORE.

Anonymous said...

I'll defend A-Rod to death for no discernable benefit, but I will never even pretend to root for a wife beater, sorry.

ceeja said...

They have to keep Miller because MLB is going to find a way to suspend Chapman. Don't think they can do it for too long because the beating is not on tape, and the wife does not want to prosecute. If he's suspended long enough, he won't be eligible to be a free agent in 2017.

Hopefully, there is a limited suspension, and he plays most of 2016 -- and hopefully they can tie him up for a few more years. But it would be foolish to trade away Miller given all the uncertainty.