Aroldis Chapman New York Yankees

Age: 32 (February 28, 1988) | 6' 4" | 212lbs. | Throws: Left P-59
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYY AL 2016 3 0 20 0 31 0 31.1 20 2 8 44 2.01 0.89 0.86 2.3 12.6 .289 37/27/36 20 13
CHC NL 2016 1 1 16 0 28 0 26.1 12 0 10 46 1.03 0.84 0.65 3.4 15.7 .298 59/22/20 17 11
NYY AA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 0 2 2 13.50 3.00 1.50 27.0 27.0 0.00 n/a
NYY AL 2017 4 3 22 1 52 0 50.1 37 3 20 69 3.22 1.13 1.02 3.6 12.3 .318 49/16/35 22 14
NYY AL 2018 3 0 32 1 55 0 51.1 24 2 30 93 2.45 1.05 0.82 5.3 16.3 .298 44/19/37 29 18
NYY AL 2019 3 2 37 0 60 0 57.0 38 3 25 85 2.21 1.11 0.96 3.9 13.4 .316 42/28/30 35 21
NYY AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 0
Career 11yrs 33 26 273 2 550 0 534.2 300 27 248 883 2.24 1.02 0.87 4.2 14.9 .304 n/a
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So this morning the news s that a domestic violence incident involving gunfire (and not a late bid from Houston) was the holdup on the trade.  Wow.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/aroldis-chapman-s-girlfriend-alleged-he--choked--her--according-to-police-report-023629095.html?nf=1

As far as LA deciding they need some good arms for innings 6 to 8 and going straight to the (arguably) best closer in the game, I guess that is our periodic reminder of how filthy rich the Dodgers are.  Gee, I need a bigger car for this weekend's trip.  Jeeves, call Rolls Royce and get us a 2016 Phantom.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Dec 8 '15

Improving their bullpen depth in the 6th -8th innings, Bob, because getting from the starter to Jansen has been a daunting task for them in recent years.

van wilhoite LVW
Dec 8 '15
So the chatter today from Houston is that Chapman will be dealt to either the Astros or the Dodgers today or tomorrow.  Talk about two different situations. Jansen to a setup role? What is LA thinking?
Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Dec 7 '15

I am low in PCL because I realized after the draft that I had missed on pitching (overspent on hitters) and desperately went after FAAB-able players (Roark at 12 for instance).

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jun 18 '15

Isn't it a pattern of almost all leagues that the winning teams end up with a bigger free agent budget? The reason is that winning teams usually have fewer serious injuries -- and therefore operate with less desperation to fill holes in their lineup.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 18 '15

Further FYI: the budget in this league is $50 per team. And to add context to this exchange...

American Dream League Standings as of 06/17/15

1. Nattering Nabobs    78.5
2. Burn Bags    67.5
3. Moose Factory    56.0
4. Random Hackers    54.5
5. Bad Kreuznachs    52.0
6. Veecks    51.5
7. BB Guns    50.5
8. Peppermartins    49.0
9. Jerry's Kids    48.5
10. Nova    46.0
11. Palukas    37.5
12. Fine Tooners    32.5

Isn't it annoying that invariably, as we approach the major league trade deadline, the haves have the most FAAB?

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 18 '15

That worried about Andrew Miller coming back? Forty-two Saves with 95 games left (and Soria) should give you some cushion. 

FYI: The Bags have $50 in FAAB. And the Nabobs have $46. No other team has more than $30.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 17 '15

Walter:  the only way Papelbon will be a Nabob is if i trade him to you.  For a power hitting outfielder.

stephen stoneburn baggies
Jun 17 '15

If last night's 19-to-3 drubbing (with Jeff Francoeur eating innings) isn't a wakeup call for Amaro to sell, I don't know what it would take. And a Grade B prospect for Papelbon and the chance to play younger players across the board certainly seems better than the status quo. It isn't like the Phillies are fooling the fans. The backpage headline in today's Philadelphia Daily News was "BOTTOMING OUT." And the subhead was: "PHILLIES WINLESS ROAD KILL REACHES NEW LOW WITH 19-3 LOSS."

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 17 '15

I think the rules for trading veteran talent have grown mostly clear. If the Phillies want to dump Papelbon's contract, they'll get a B grade prospect or two, plus the contract off the books. If they want a-list talent back, they're going to have to eat a lot of the money. Same goes for Hamels, though A-list starting pitching is rarer. 

As to Texpope's earlier point, about how often do closers get traded, I think it happens more than that, but the twist is that the closer often goes to the new team as a set up man. I'm not looking it up, but doesn't that seem to happen a couple times every year?

That's the talk here with Chapman to Washington. He would set up Storen, if it happened.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 17 '15