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New York Yankees: Aroldis Chapman somehow gets suspension reduced

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had his suspension for throwing at Mike Brosseau reduced to two games for some inexplicable reason. Back on September 1, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman attempted to send a message to the Tampa Bay Rays. Brought on to protect their lead, he uncorked a 101 MPH fastball near […] New York Yankees: Aroldis Chapman somehow gets suspension reduced - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Nov 21, 2020
NYY News: Protecting the Rule Five class

NYY News: Protecting the Rule Five class

Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via The Yankees add four players to their 40-man roster; DJ LeMahieu perfers NY, but has other suitors; Aroldis Chapman suspension reduced by one game MLB.com: The Yankees made several roster decisions on Friday, placing Roansy Contreras, Yoendrys Gomez, Oswald Peraza, and Alexander Vizcaíno onto the 40-man roster. This move predicated the deadline to protect players ahead of the Rule Five Draft, meaning that these four will now be protected and can’t get taken away by other clubs. There’s a host of players who are eligible still,...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 20, 2020
Despite his age, Aroldis Chapman could get even better

Despite his age, Aroldis Chapman could get even better

Photo by Christian Petersen/ “The Cuban Missile” could become one of the all-time greatest relievers if he follows in the footsteps of “The Rocket.” As Aroldis Chapman’s average fastball velocity has steadily fallen from 101 mph in 2016 down to a (comparatively) measly 98 mph this past season, so too has his effectiveness. While he’s only regressed from the best reliever in the league to one of the best, he will continue becoming easier to hit as the pitch he throws almost three-quarters of the time slows down. Still throwing cheddar at 32 years old, he...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 20, 2020
NYY news: Decisions, decisions

NYY news: Decisions, decisions

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Yankees have some decisions to make ahead of Rule-5 draft; examining Gary Sánchez’s trade value; Aroldis Chapman taking former financial advisor to court; Yankee coach to join White Sox staff. New York Post | George A. King III: With the deadline approaching to protect players by placing them on the 40-man roster ahead of the rule five draft, the Yankees have some decisions to make. There is always some degree of mystery and danger in it, but that’s been ramped up this year. The cancellation of the 2020 minor league season and the lack of...
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Aroldis Chapman has suspension reduced after Mike Brosseau incident, per report

Aroldis Chapman has suspension reduced after Mike Brosseau incident, per report

After a pitch near Mike Brosseau's head nearly sparked an altercation between the Yankees and Rays, Aroldis Chapman had his suspension reduced.        
Pinstripe Alley Nov 5, 2020
Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Aroldis Chapman

Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Aroldis Chapman

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Once again, a solid regular season turns into an October disaster. Aroldis Chapman’s season consisted of unfortunate bookends, starting with a positive coronavirus test that delayed the start of his 2020 campaign, and ending with yet another deflating playoff homer. It’s the second year in a row Chapman’s last appearance of the season concluded with a moment Yankees fans couldn’t forget soon enough. Chapman’s overall solid season started late and ended with three straight extended appearances due to diminished bullpen options, but his defining moment...
Pinstripe Alley Nov 3, 2020
Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Zack Britton

Yankees 2020 Roster Report Cards: Zack Britton

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The lefty was just about the best weapon in the team’s bullpen Bouncing between the eighth and ninth innings, called upon to close in the absence of Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton was everything the Yankees wanted out in 2020. Aside from a brilliant regular season, he was one of the few pitchers Aaron Boone trusted in the postseason, working four of the six Yankee playoff games, and that loyalty was reflected in an immediate offseason move. Grade: A 2020 Statistics: 21 games, 19 IP, 1.89 ERA, 2.61 FIP, 11.8% K-BB%, 0.5 fWAR 2021 Contract Status: Under contract,...

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