After acquiring closer Aroldis Chapman from the Reds, the Yankees might have the best bullpen in the bigs. Do they now have one the 5 best in MLB history?
By Greg Cambareri
After reported involvement in a domestic violence incident, Aroldis Chapman’s stock plummeted. A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart, and the Reds were left wondering what to do with their star closer.
Enter Brian Cashman.
The Yankee GM pulled the trigger on a trade to bring Chapman and his incendiary fastball to the Bronx in exchange for 4 minor leaguers, none of which were the highly regarded Gary Sanchez, Jorge Mateo, Greg Bird, or Aaron Judge.
The move instantly makes the Yankee ‘pen arguably the best in the league. The sheer dominance that’s going to come from Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Dellin Betances is almost unimaginable.
The Yankees certainly have a dynamite bullpen. But how does it compare with the 5 best bullpens of all time?
Let’s take a look at the 5 best ‘pens in MLB history, and see how the Yankees stack up.