With recent reports linking the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs as trade partners, they have come to terms on a deal involving closer Aroldis Chapman.
According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs have reached a deal that will send Aroldis Chapman to the Windy City in exchange for Gleyber Torres, Bill McKinney, Adam Warren, and potentially one more piece.
Yanks and Cubs have a deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 25, 2016
Not only will this bring two high-level prospects to New York — No. 1 and No. 5 in Cubs organization — but it will give them a capable seventh inning man with Chapman’s departure.
For Chicago, they have a dynamic back-end arm who can put on the finishing touches to a roster in search of the franchise’s first championship since 1908. Yes, that is 108 years.
The Yanks not only get chips to utilize in 2017 and beyond, but they get another arm to further their push for a wild card in 2016.