With All The 100 Mph Pitchers, How Long Will The Arms Last?With all those 100 mph fastballs flying through the strike zone these days from Aroldis Chapman, Noah Syndergaard and others, flame-throwers are the norm rather than the exception — in rotations and bullpens alike.
Video Shows What It's Like To Catch An Aroldis Chapman Fastball [VIDEO]Chapman will have the opportunity to bring his 100 mph-plus fastball back to Wrigley Field when New York plays a three-game series against the Cubs from May 5-7.
Aroldis Chapman: Joe Maddon Misused Me During PostseasonAroldis Chapman says Cubs manager Joe Maddon misused him during the postseason, putting the hard-throwing reliever on the mound too often in Chicago's successful effort to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
AP Source: Chapman, Yankees Reach Deal For $86M, 5 YearsAroldis Chapman found a spot in a most familiar bullpen — a very rich spot, too.
Cubs Fire DJ Who Played Song With References To ViolenceThe Chicago Cubs have fired a DJ who played a song with references to violence after reliever Aroldis Chapman left the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Fantasy Baseball Owners Must Anticipate Trade Deadline DealsNow is the sneaky time for fantasy baseball owners to anticipate action at the Major League Baseball trade deadline coming up on July 31. If a team moves a star player, someone has to take that player's place in the lineup. There are statistics to be had there in such a vacancy, so if you can get the jump on a replacement now, your fantasy baseball team will be the better off for it. Likewise, if one of your star player's value takes a hit with a trade, you have to be ready to replace lost stats. Always keep an eye on the MLB trade deadline!
AP Source: Yanks Discussing Deal To Send Chapman To CubsNew York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
Aroldis Chapman Threw 105 MPH Pitch Monday Night [VIDEO]He threw five pitches of 104 mph or higher, reaching 105.1 on his sixth pitch to J.J. Hardy — the fastest pitch in the majors since MLB's Statcast system began measuring in 2015.
Yankees Closer Chapman Agrees To Accept 30-Game SuspensionNew York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has agreed to accept a 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an incident with his girlfriend last October.
Torre: MLB Didn't Know About Chapman Incident Until Monday, Investigation Ongoing“Well, there’s no grass growing under anybody’s feet here. We’re in the process of getting all information that’s necessary.”
Police: Domestic Case Involving Pitcher Chapman Is ClosedA proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appears to be on hold because of a domestic disturbance incident between the pitcher and his girlfriend at his South Florida home.
Chapman Hits 103 MPH In 9th Inning Of NL's 6-3 All-Star Loss [VIDEO]Aroldis Chapman's first pitch zoomed in at 99 mph. The Reds closer was just warming up.