According to ESPN’s Jorge Arangure Jr.,Cuban defector and pitching phenom Aroldis Chapman was expected to arrive in New York today to visit with several GMs.
Arangure Jr. believes that the flame throwing 21-year-old lefty getting a contract in the $40-60MM range. Arangure believes that the the Yankees and Red Sox will be the top bidders for his services, with other teams such as the A’s , Giants ,Angels, Mets, and Orioles as being in the mix.
Chapman’s fast ball has been clocked in the high ’90′s to low hundreds, and he has been likened as the left handed compliment to this years Washington Nationals first round pick Stephen Strasburg.
Why do I have a feeling we have a better shot at resigning Kelvin Chapman than Aroldis Chapman ?!?