AROLDIS CHAPMAN NEWS

Trade deadline deals means Astros going for it all in 2015

The Houston Astros weren't able to pull off the reported trade for Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds before the non-waiver trade deadline Friday afternoon. Despite missing out on the hard-throwing closer, the Astros still managed to send a message to the rest of the league with the acquisitions they did make (and didn't make). They are going for it all in 2015. Scott Kazmir...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros coming on late as frontrunner to land Chapman?

The Cincinnati Reds have already traded their top starter Johnny Cueto and fireballing closer Aroldis Chapman could be next. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has reported a 50-50 chance that Chapman will be pitching for a new team by Saturday. The Houston Astros, the surprise AL West leaders and active trade participants already with the acquisition of Milwaukee's star outfielder Carlos...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rough day for Yankees leads to ramped up trade speculation

The New York Yankees have had better days than they endured Thursday. Names the Yankees were interested in on the trade market came off, Michael Pineda was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain and they lost their game in walk-off fashion.It looks as though the Yankees will use this final non-waiver trading day to grab a top-flight reliever, having been linked to both...
Via Yankees Unscripted
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Day: What do the Dodgers have left to do?

So, it’s been quite an eventful couple of days. The Dodgers have bolstered their rotation — something everyone thought and knew would happen — they just didn’t do it with a big-name pitcher. Yet. OK, so David Price and Cole Hamels have been dealt, and there is no pitcher of their caliber remaining on the market. But the Dodgers are still apparently in the market for a starting...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Diamondbacks out on Reds’ Aroldis Chapman “for now”

The Arizona Diamondbacks submitted an offer to the Cincinnati Reds for star closer Aroldis Chapman, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com first reported. The Diamondbacks, however, are said to be out of the race to acquire Chapman “for now,” according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Diamondbacks “want to land Chapman...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors Live: David Price, Aroldis Chapman Among Big Names On Market

9 a.m. ET: We’ve seen plenty of action in Major League Baseball so far, and things aren’t about to slow down. The league’s non-waiver trade deadline is set for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, giving teams less than 36 hours to put the final pieces of their puzzles into place. It’s been an eventful few days, with top-tier pitchers like Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir and Johnny...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn’t look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded despite high interest just a few weeks ago. The flame-throwing lefty had drawn interest...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart admits to inquiry on Reds' Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline. After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters in Seattle, where the Diamondbacks are playing...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart admits to inquiry on Reds' Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline. After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters in Seattle, where the Diamondbacks are playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs GM Dave Stewart spoke openly about pursuit of Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit eight games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. That's not stopping them from inquiring on one of the top trade targets this deadline.After a report stating that the D-backs were interested in acquiring Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, GM Dave Stewart didn't back away when asked by reporters:Stewart admitted that he doesn't know where...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks discussing Aroldis Chapman trade with Reds

Frank Victores, USA TODAY SPORTSAroldis Chapman is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and is available on the trade market. The Cincinnati Reds are looking to enter a rebuilding process, and they know that the return they could get for Chapman would boost that process forward in a big way. According to a report from Jeff Passan, the Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a potential...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Morosi: Giants have expressed interest in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants might soon make a major addition to their bullpen. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the defending world champions have talked to the Cincinnati Reds about flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. The Reds, who are well out of playoff contention at 43-53 on the season and 19 games back in the NL Central, have demonstrated that they are willing to trade key...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Interested in Reds’ Closer Aroldis Chapman

(AP Photo/John Minchillo) The San Francisco Giants are currently one of baseball’s hottest teams and if reports are true, the club is looking to add one of baseball’s hottest relief arms in Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman. With the trade deadline just days away, rumors kicked up Monday evening that the Giants had been in contact with the Reds regarding the flamethrower lefty...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants interested in Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants have been connected to several big name arms as the trade deadline approaches, including the likes of Cole Hamels. Behind Madison Bumgarner, their rotation leaves much to be desired (although the return of Jake Peavy has helped a bit). While it appears unlikely that the team will add a big name starter (ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick calls it a “long shot...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals interested in Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman

The Washington Nationals have been poking around the market looking for a top-tier relief pitcher and indications are they have talked to the Cincinnati Reds about Aroldis Chapman and the San Diego Padres about Craig Kimbrel, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. The Nationals current closer, Drew Storen, is no slouch, so this shouldn’t be indicative of his performance. He has...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams seeking Reds flame-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman

Reds starting pitcher Jose Cueto is expected to be moved before baseball's trade deadline, but Cincinnati also possesses the league's most sought-after reliever, Aroldis Chapman.Whether the Reds actually want to move Chapman is up for debate. According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, one league executive deemed the Reds' price tag for Chapman as "exorbitant."It's clear why contending teams...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Dodgers would be very particular about return value in trading Puig

I heard a trade rumor this week, heard it more than once. The concept sounded plausible enough to check, so I did. As it turned out, the move was never discussed. I'm presenting it now only as a way of explaining how the Dodgers view right fielder Yasiel Puig. According to sources, the Dodgers only will trade Puig if they can obtain equivalent value -- and it will be difficult to...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Trade Deadline Profile — Cincinnati Reds

The season began with high hopes. Of course, that’s the way it goes with most teams these days. With the extra wild card and increasing parity, as many as 25 teams could reasonably hope to compete for a playoff spot. Unfortunately, key injuries and disappointing play have kept the Reds near the basement in the NL Central. Now, Walt Jocketty is listening to offers for numerous players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Nationals Getting Set to Land All-Star Closer Aroldis Chapman?

View image | gettyimages.com Could the Nationals be close to landing arguably one of the biggest prizes ahead of next week’s trade deadline? Possibly, if you read between the lines of tweets from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. According to Rosenthal, the Nationals have expressed interest in Cincinnati Reds All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman and in return the Reds had two officials...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pull out 6-5 win over Reds and DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Taylor Teagarden singled home the tiebreaking run off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night, completing the Chicago Cubs' biggest comeback of the season for a 6-5 win and a doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati won the opener 9-1 behind another strong showing by Mike Leake, who could be traded this month. The Cubs overcame...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A buyer's guide to the MLB trade deadline

As we approach the Trade Deadline on July 31st, there haven't been many headlining transactions made thus far. Regardless, speculation has been prevalent that there is a big market for sellers and that bodes well for teams looking to rebuild. As I detailed in my Seller's Guide to the Trade Deadline, a few of those teams stand to benefit from the current sellers market and have made...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why in the world is Lorenzen using Cueto's and Chapman's gear?

Everybody knows baseball players can be strangely superstitious, but Michael Lorenzen just took it, or whatever you'd call this, to a new level. When the Cincinnati Reds right-hander took the mound Monday night he was looking for something to give him a spark and turn around his recent misfortune. So he did just what you would figure, or something like that. He used a glove belonging...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Aroldis Chapman to some of the greatest relievers of all time

Cincinnati Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman became the fastest pitcher to reach 500 strikeouts, reaching the achievement in just 292.0 innings pitched. The previous mark was held by San Diego Padres' closer Craig Kimbrel, who got to 500 in 305 IP.  Chapman is also one of the fastest-throwing pitchers in the MLB, with his average fastball velocity a full 1.5 mph faster than any other...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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