3 teams SHOWED INTEREST in signing the former Yankee – Full Swing
By Gian Franco Gil
After a rocky break with the New York Yankees in the 2022 Major League Baseball season, Aroldis Chapman is intended by three organizations of the Big Top, As reported Jon Heyman, a journalist for the New York Post and MLB Network, although he did not reveal the teams.
According to information from Pete Caldera, a writer for northjersey.com, after the regular match ended, the man from Holguin traveled to his residence in Miami and then was absent for an offensive training session for Aaron Boone’s squad. Regarding the situation that occurred in the first days of October 2022, Brian Cashman, General Manager of the franchise, pointed out in an exclusive interview with Associated Press reporter Ronald Blum: “It is unfortunate that he was not here on Friday”, in relation to to his unjustified absence to the concentration.
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After losing his status in the “Bronx Bombers” bullpen to the rapid development of Clay Holmes, Boone decided to leave him off the postseason roster as part of the penalty for his indiscipline, which included a fine for management.
Despite his last image shown before the rest of the Big Top teams, Chapman exhibits credentials to be hired again by one of the cast of the main baseball tournament on the planet. His fastball stays in the top 90, and he did get off to a strong start, not allowing a run in his first 12 starts, before he started to struggle. He had a disastrous May, a shaky stretch in June and July, and got his form back in August and September, posting four bad games in his last 15 outings.
Although the average speed of his fastball dropped to 97.5 miles per hour, according to Baseball Savant, his sinker remained at 100.2 mph on average, which still makes him a very intimidating pitcher, and perhaps in a less turbulent environment he will be able to regain his confidence and show that he still has a lot to offer. His speed numbers don’t suggest there’s anything wrong with him.
During 13 years of experience in the Major Leagues, the man from Holguin has participated in seven All-Star Games. Also, his earned run average is 2.48 and he has 315 saves. In addition, since he reached the mounds of the contest he was a sensation, as his physique, similar to a wrestler, and his imposing speed were not indifferent to any of the hitters he faced.
With information from Bleacher Report