Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chapman To Meet With MLB's Top Guns

Ardolis Chapman, the highly coveted Cuban pitcher, will meet with top MLB teams (payroll and talent-wise) in NY soon. Teams included are the Boston Red Sox, Mets, LA Dodgers and Angels, the A's and Giants have shown interest, and of course, the Yankees. Here's some other stuff from Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN Mag:
"Prized Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman will arrive in New York on Wednesday to begin a series of meetings with several general managers, Chapman's agent Edwin Mejia confirmed.

"The 21-year-old will visit several cities, Mejia said, but the agent would not confirm a specific itinerary. It's expected he will visit with officials from the Yankees and the Red Sox, among others.
"Chapman, who is considered by some to be the best Latin amateur to ever enter the free agent market, is expected to command a contract anywhere from $40-60 million.

It is believed the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will be the top bidders."
The full article is here. Well, I wouldn't mind the Yankees going in after him, just as long as it doesn't take focus off their goal right now. And I REALLY don't want the BoSox to get him. How 'bout you guys?

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