Aroldis Chapman has made his decision. And if you’re a New York Yankee fan, you’ll think he made the right one.
The New York Yankees and Aroldis Chapman have agreed to a five-year, $86 Million contract. Chapman has a no-trade clause to the California clubs (SF Giants, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres) in his contract over the first three years of his deal and has an opt-out clause.
Although Chapman had a deal on the table with the Miami Marlins–Chapman actually resides in Miami during the offseason–he was leaning towards New York more.
I love the Yankees organization, they welcomed me with open arms, and that’s why I decided to go back,” Chapman said after the deal was announced. “I was hoping I had a chance to go back, and it happened.”
Chapman started the season with the Yankees last year, but was traded at the trade deadline as the team decided to sell. The Yankees acquired Gleyber Torres in the deal, bolstering their minor league system.