aroldis chapman

hal steinbrenner

Hal Steinbrenner on Aroldis Chapman and Domestic Violence: 'Sooner or Later We Forget, Right?'

Steinbrenner also said Chapman was one of the few players who could get parents to bring their kids to the park.
Sean Newell
2.2.17
Baseball

Know Thyself: How Self-Assessment by Teams Fires The MLB Hot Stove

For a front office on the verge of making a move, sometimes the biggest risk is uncertainty about how good—or bad—their team already is.
Rian Watt
1.23.17
Baseball

The MLB Offseason So Far: Who's in, Who's Out, and Who's Just Confused

Spring Training is just six weeks away—and we're starting to get a sense of which teams will be competing in 2017.
Emma Baccellieri
1.4.17
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Billy Wagner, B.J. Ryan, and 2005's Winter of the Reliever

This off-season is expected to change how relievers are compensated. But as 2005 showed, that may not be the case for long.
Mike Piellucci
12.1.16
aroldis chapman

What is Aroldis Chapman Going to Have Left for Game 7?

Joe Maddon's curious use of Aroldis Chapman continued into Game 6. Now what for Game 7?
Sean Newell
11.2.16
aroldis chapman

Aroldis Chapman Did Something He's Never Done Before, Right When the Cubs Needed It

Chapman earned an eight-out save last night and was still throwing gas after 40 pitches.
Robert O'Connell
10.31.16
bad ideas

The Cubs, for Reasons Passing Understanding, Play "Smack My Bitch Up" After Aroldis Chapman Inning

How does anyone even have this song at their disposal to play?
Dave Brown
8.15.16
mlb

For The First Time In Generations, Youth Is Being Served In The Bronx

Under the Steinbrenners, the Yankees have made a policy of burying young players and buying expensive older ones. At the trading deadline, that all changed.
Steven Goldman
8.3.16
this particular week in baseball

Expensive Relievers, Unavailable Catchers, And More: This Particular Week In Baseball

The trade market for relief pitchers continues to defy reason, the universe continues to defy the Cleveland Indians, and teams get ready to change everything.
Matthew Kory
8.1.16
Baseball

Once Again Nats Hoarding Prospects at the Possible Cost of a Championship

The Nationals need a closer because Jonathan Papelbon is having the worst season of his career. But Washington doesn't want to give up any prospects to get one.
Mike Vorkunov
7.28.16
mlb

The Yankees Are Playing Great. They Should Still Sell.

The Yankees have been very good in July, despite not really being very good. We'll see soon enough if they realize this, or if they're believing in magic.
Steven Goldman
7.27.16
mlb

The Trade Market for Closers Is Insane, and the Royals Would Be Crazy Not to Take Advantage

The Yankees got a great prospect haul for Aroldis Chapman. The Royals, who have holes to fill and a closer worth more to other teams than them, could do even better.
Steven Goldman
7.27.16
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