Chapman, who left the Yankees due to unauthorized departure, is not FA Mia…Interested in Miami
“Fireballer” Aroldis Chapman (35), who left the New York Yankees due to an unauthorized departure, is drawing attention from several teams, including the Miami Marlins.
John Heyman, a reporter for the U.S. “New York Post,” said on the 17th that Miami is one of the few teams interested in FA Chapman. Another team interested in him was not mentioned.
Miami strengthened its starting lineup depth by signing an FA contract with veteran pitcher Johnny Cueto for $8.5 million a year on the 11th. With Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara at the center, the starting lineup resources are abundant, but the bullpen is somewhat weak. Last year, he was ranked 8th (3.70) in starting ERA, but his relief ERA was only 22nd (4.15).
Tanner Scott, who made the most 20 saves in the team last year, was anxious with seven 4.31 blon saves. If the experienced Chapman rebounds to some extent as a finish, it could be a good card to reinforce Miami’s back door.
Chapman, a 193-centimeter-tall left-hander from Cuba, threw the highest 105.8 miles (170.3 kilometers) in Major League Baseball when he was in Cincinnati in 2010. Since his debut in 2010, he has recorded 44 wins, 35 losses, 315 saves, and a 2.48 ERA and 1,045 strikeouts in 13 major league games (640 innings).
Chapman, a seven-time All-Star, also won the 2016 World Series with the Chicago Cubs He then won the highest contract for bullpen pitchers at the time with five years and $86 million with the New York Yankees. After the 2019 season, he continued his relationship with the Yankees with a three-year, $48 million extension, but fell during this period.
Last year, he had the worst season since his debut with 4 wins, 4 losses, 9 saves, and a 4.46 ERA in 43 games (36이닝3 innings). At the end of May, he suffered an Achilles tendon injury and put down his finishing position as his control collapsed. At the end of the season, he was absent due to a bacterial infection while tattooing his leg. Before the postseason in October, he did not join the team training and left without permission, ending his relationship with the Yankees.
Interest in Chapman cooled as a problem with the work occurred. There were no significant rumors throughout the offseason. Earlier this month, there was news that the LA Dodgers showed interest, but it turned out to be a false rumor. Amid the prospect of becoming a FA missing child, I wonder if Miami’s interest will lead to an actual contract.