Aroldis Chapman#54, RP, Cincinnati
- February 28, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Holguin, Cuba
— Player Notes
Advice: Heyman says the Dodgers are "very focused on a bullpen that needs upgrading," and will likely address some of those holes before turning back to Zack Greinke and the starting pitching market. Chapman is the most dominant reliever in the sport, boasting 546 strikeouts in 319 career innings, and he would make sense for any club looking to be competitive in 2016. Los Angeles certainly has the prospects to pull it off.
More: CBS SportsMon, Nov 23 Rotoworld
Advice: President of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said earlier this week the Reds weren't close to trading Chapman and now we have a better idea why. Many people around baseball thought the Padres got a huge return for Kimbrel, so Cincinnati's asking price for Chapman must be through the roof. The Astros, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Yankees are just a few of the teams that have been linked to Chapman this offseason.
More: Boston GlobeSat, Nov 21 Rotoworld
Advice: The Red Sox and Tigers are likely off the board as possibilities now, but Chapman should still have plenty of suitors. The Astros, Yankees, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, and Nationals are among the other teams who reportedly have interest in the flamethrower. Over six seasons of work with the Reds, Chapman holds a 2.17 ERA with a 546/155 K/BB ratio across 319 innings. He's under team control for one more year, so the Reds are unlikely to get a package back like the Padres did for Craig Kimbrel, but the price figures to be high.Rotoworld
Advice: Rosenthal uses the Reds' Aroldis Chapman and the Yankees' Andrew Miller as two examples, but plenty more are rumored to be available at the moment, including the Pirates' Mark Melancon, the Phillies' Ken Giles, and the Rays' Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee. Either way, the club isn't prepared to give up the players it would likely take to land them. It's worth noting that the Tigers are also talking about a reunion with free agent reliever Joakim Soria.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterWed, Nov 18 Rotoworld
Advice: This was before Boston swapped four prospects for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel on Friday night. "We talked to them," said Williams. "The Red Sox moved really quickly. We never got far down the road." Chapman, Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Joey Votto could all be offered as trade chips as Cincinnati begins its rebuilding process this offseason. Peter Gammons said Thursday the Reds were expected to deal Chapman by the end of the weekend.
More: WCPO CincinnatiSat, Nov 14 Rotoworld
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