The Yankees knew Aroldis Chapman wasn’t going to come cheap.But how long does Chapman want to stay in a specific uniform?
According to Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes, Aroldis Chapman wants a six-year contract. Chapman hasn’t evaluated any contracts as of yet, but they will do so during the Winter Meetings.
Chapman also confirmed that the Chicago Cubs have shown no interest in re-signing him.
Surprisingly, the Yankees may be looking to the Miami Marlins to see how the closer market will unfold. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes the Marlins would be willing to give Kenley Jansen up to $80 Million. Mark Melancon recently signed a $64 Million contract with the San Francisco Giants, which at the moment makes it the most expensive closer contract since Jonathan Papelbon‘s four-year, $50 Million contract.
The Yankees have yet to confirm if they made an offer to Chapman.
If talks with Chapman fall through, the team could go to Greg Holland, Brad Ziegler and Koji Uehara as potential options. The Yankees could also sign a lefty in the pen, such as Boone Logan, and keep Dellin Betances as their closer.