The Yanks pulled off a major deal today, and as long as they keep their bullpen intact, they may have the best end trio in the game.
The Yanks traded four minor leaguers–and NONE of their untouchables (Bird, Severino, Sanchez, Judge or Mateo) to the Cincinnati Reds for Aroldis Chapman, he of the 103 MPH fastball.
If the Yanks don’t deal Miller, they would have an end game of Betances, Miller and Chapman. Talk about shortening the game! Starters would just need go to six.
Since it is late, I’ll link to Lohud’s website below. It gives the stats on Chapman and the four minor leaguers the Yanks gave up, Tony Renda, Caleb Cotham, Rookie Davis and Eric Jagielo.
Thank you, Brian Cashman. This was a great birthday present for me!