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New York Yankees: Four takeaways from the Aroldis Chapman signing

Cashman Pulled Off A Haul

The signing of Chapman was clearly a move endorsed by Hal Steinbrenner. He loved the buzz he created and the flames that lit up Yankee Stadium in the ninth.

However, one must give a ton of credit to Brian Cashman on how he handled getting Chapman in the first place, to now and everything in between.

First off, he was acquired off the clearance rack in the offseason of 2015 from the Cincinnati Reds for Rookie Davis, Eric Jagielo, Caleb Cotham and Tony Renda.

Obviously, that was because of his alleged domestic violence incident but then Cashman shipped him to Chicago for Rashad Crawford, Billy McKinney, Adam Warren and Gleyber Torres — currently their top infield prospect.

He then became a free agent before signing with the Yankees late Wednesday night.

So, essentially speaking, Cashman traded Brendan Ryan to the Cubs for Starlin Castro, Torres, Warren, McKinney and Crawford and still brought the games best closer back.

Say what you want about Cashman but he has put New York in a great position to sustain years of winning with the handling of every deal that has taken place.