Yanks meeting with Chapman delayed

If a closer is a team's best reliever, then why isn't he used in the highest leverage situations?
Open Thread: Andy Pettitte in potential clinchers

Once we found out that Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman was coming to New York to speak with various GM’s about potential employment, it was only a matter of time before we heard the Yanks were scheduled to meet with him. Well, as ESPN’s Jorge Arangure tweets, the Yanks meeting with the southpaw was pushed back because the ALCS is running a little long. Don’t worry, I’m sure Chapman and his agent will give the filthy stinkin’ rich Yankees every opportunity to bid for his services before making a decision.

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If a closer is a team's best reliever, then why isn't he used in the highest leverage situations?
Open Thread: Andy Pettitte in potential clinchers
  • Salty Buggah

    When Chapman signs, he gets:

    $17 Million
    2009 WS Ring

  • Lanny

    Chapman will get more than Contreras got. Hes 21 without a hint of being false. Hes left handed. He throws 100. Top picks with frontline stuff dont hit the open market like this.

    • jsbrendog

      no he won’t because contreras was basically like a reg free agent and ml ready mostly. this guy is unpolished and a couple years away. there is no guarantee he even ever makes it and puts it together.

      i doubt highly he gets paid ml free agent type big bucks.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Also, Contreras had a ridiculous track record in international play. 8 perfect innings in relief against the USA in the 2000 Olympics, the Ben Sheets game.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Blame Joe Girardi?

    #meme

    • jsbrendog

      the blame arod meme has left the station eh?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Oh yeah, that ship has sailed. The Girardi is a “Retardi” is definitely flying high, though.

        /not punny

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I blame Obama’s death panels.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            I have enough “Pete the Moose” meat to last me through the death panel period.

            Suck it, libtards!

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Preemptively complain about people questioning Girardi?

      #meme

  • Mr. Max

    MLBTR gave me the impression that Chapman will be in attendance at Game 6.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      The Ax-man (not A-Jax or Axl, mind you) works for MLBTR, so I’d bet he’s more qualified to verify this than the rest of us.

  • http://www.wiredtowns.com Short Porch

    Can’t wait until interleague play one day when we can refer to Chapmn’s Homer.

    /English grad school punned

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