May 10, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Chapman recorded his first save with the Yankees and the Yankees defeated the Royals 10-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

3. Aroldis Chapman’s fastballs aren’t THAT fast

The Yankees’ flame-throwing closer just signed a massive deal to make his way back to the Bronx. While many questioned the cost of this massive move, Randy Levine would obviously disagree.

Even worse, he would start by commenting on how Chapman’s fastballs aren’t impressive.



Sure, he can throw over 100 miles per hour, but Rajai Davis hit a home run off of him. How impressive can that fastball even be?
Chapman even claimed he was overused by the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He only pitched 7.2 innings and wasn’t that impressive. We could definitely get better than someone who gets gassed on the biggest stage in baseball after several strong innings.

If Randy Levine doesn’t believe that Betances can close the game and doesn’t trust in Chapman either, who does he want to close?

Probably Brian Cashman, who has proven to close (deals) in the past. Cha-ching!


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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.