Aroldis Chapman Decision Coming Soon?

4:13pm: The Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles haven't been in touch with the Hendricks brothers since telling Chapman's representatives how they valued the pitcher.

1:40pm: Gordon Edes of ESPN.com hears that the Red Sox are still pursuing Chapman and remain "very much in the picture" to sign the lefty. The Red Sox have continued talking with Chapman's representatives since making their initial offer of $15MM-plus. Meanwhile, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe also hears that the Yankees are out.

THURSDAY, 6:35am: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweeted last night that the Angels are "trying like crazy" to sign Chapman.  Yahoo's Tim Brown tweets disagreement from an Angels source: "Despite what you read, we're not in that deep."

6:56pm: Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald tweets that internally, the Marlins have "conceded defeat" in the Chapman sweepstakes.

WEDNESDAY, 3:55pm: At least three teams are out on Chapman: the Astros, Yankees, and Mets (ESPN's Buster Olney via Twitter, and MLB.com's Brian McTaggart).

TUESDAY, 8:48pm: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes may be nearing a close.  According to Rodriguez, Chapman is saying that he "expects to sign within the next three or four days."  As many as 15 clubs have shown some degree of interest in the Cuban left-hander, including several small-market franchises. 

One such team, the Marlins, are particularly taken with Chapman since they hope that South Florida's large Cuban population will tempt the 21-year-old into signing at something of a hometown discount.  Rodriguez reports that the Marlins have already made a $13MM contract offer to Chapman and have now raised that offer — a wise move given that the Red Sox have already offered Chapman $15.5MM.

The Marlins' maneuvering may be all for naught, however.  An unnamed source tells Rodriguez that the Angels and Blue Jays seem to be the favorites to sign the Cuban left-hander, and that Chapman will sign with one of the two clubs for "around $21MM."


466 Responses to Aroldis Chapman Decision Coming Soon? Leave a Reply

  1. invader3k 5 years ago

    “Chap to Boston for 15.5 I think sounds more and more like its going to happen.”

    According to who? The voices in your head.

    And I agree with K Man that the rantings of some of the fans of the teams who don’t sign Chapman are going to be pretty amusing.

    • As soon as Tim approves my link, I have a link from Rotoworld that the Angels are out. Marlins are out. Yanks are out. He’s not going to Canada, especially to a rebuilding team like the Jays. I think their involvement is more than likely overstated due to the relationship of Chap’s agents with the Jays… But I could be wrong.

      Who else makes sense. Google Rotoworld chapman. You will pull up the same article I did.

      • Why not Canada, sure the Jays are rebuilding but doesn’t that mean a quicker route to the big league. Also worth considering hat the Jays have a reputation for developing young arms atm. Sure it’s only a maybe but it’s as good a place as any at this time if the money is there.

        • I’m not saying once again that he won’t. I’m simply saying I don’t see it happening. It wouldn’t make sense. The Jays are not likely to be strong contenders in the next few years. In 2 years they lost: Halladay, Burnett, Rios, Rolen, ect… Why put that kind of financial risk? Maybe he will go to the Jays as his second contract, but right now it doesn’t make much sense without some other major additions. Thats all i’m saying.

      • msutton 5 years ago

        You keep saying things like “He’s not going to Canada” yet never give any reason. Cubans have a MUCH better relationship with Canada then they do with the US. Sure he’d be in Vegas this coming season, but once he makes the Jays in 2011, he can bring his girlfriend and new born son up to Toronto. He can’t do that if he’s playing in an American city.
        Add that to the relationship his agents have with Jays and it’s definitely a possibility he signs with Toronto, regardless of what arrogant BoSox fans think. They just can’t handle the idea of their precious sox losing out to another division rival.

        • How many times do I have to say this… Take him! I would prefer to not commit dollars to someone who is not proven. His stuff is impressive, but his fastball is pretty flat, his secondary stuff is not impressive and his control is questionable. He’s like a Cuban Joba Chaimberlain. He may work out. He may not.

          Thats not worth 15.5 mil to me. But keep hating on Boston…. for no reason.. lol. I haven’t said one bad thing about the Jays besides that Ricciardi screwed you guys really hard with some of his deals. You guys could have gotten a much bigger return on Halladay had he been dealt earlier. You are weighed down by the Vernon Wells contract. I just don’t give the Jays much higher than a 10% chance of signing him because it doesn’t make sense right now.

          • What is this “way better return” for Doc that you speak of??????Please Theo, tell us what the Jays lost.

          • “How many times do I have to say this… Take him! I would prefer to not commit dollars to someone who is not proven”

            What did the Sox shell out for Dice-K? What were his MLB stats prior to the signing?

          • Matsuzaka had MUCH better control of his stuff, and was MLB ready immediately.

            Completely different scenario… But for the record, if you can find links back to Matsuzaka my name was Santana/Beckett FTW and I was against it. Look back :-)

            I’m happy they did now, because hes on an affordable contract (8MM per season) and is the best #4 in baseball in my opinion. But still, its not like I was ok with them shelling out 100MM for him.

        • boxcar8 5 years ago

          He’d likely be in New Hampshire actually.

      • msutton 5 years ago

        “He’s not going to Canada”

        This sox fan will do one of 2 things after he signs with the Jays:
        1. Pretend like he never said this.
        2. Dissapear from the thread

        • TIME OUT!Is this a Jays fan with a sense of humour?Thanks for the chuckle, loved it. Beckett-lackey…..is a clown. i can assure you this guy wouldn’t even sniff the humble pie, lt alone eat it. His site name includes one of the most ignorant, arrogant players in ALL of sports.

          • IF you want to call a Red Sox player arrogant… Its Pap… And I’d 100% agree with you. Beckett happens to be a very humble guy. I have met him and he is one of the biggest gentleman I’ve ever met.

            You are talking about one of the great playoff pitchers of this era who’s been pitching and playing through injuries as an ace in the AL East for the majority of his career… I’d have a little more respect for the guy if I were you.

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            I didn’t realize having a close to 4 era almost every year qualified you as an ace. He had a good 2007, whoopdeedo. There goes the Red Sox clowns overrating Beckett again.

          • Beckett had a 3.8 Era through injuries and blisters and all kinds of stuff. He’s still a top 5 AL ace… And one of the great playoff pitchers when healthy. By your standards Webb is overrated too?

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            No, by my standards and by the standards of anyone who looks at stats to judge players, Beckett is lucky to be in the top 15. Greinke, Hernandez, Halladay, Verlander, Sabathia, Lee, Lackey, Peavy…I could go on but all of these are better than Beckett.

          • LOL once again. Your opinion, and you are entitled to it. I think the dollars dished out and the majority of people would disagree with you, but you are of course entitled to your opinion, but don’t say I undervalue other teams players when I clearly don’t. And you wouldn’t put lester on that list? You are a true hater

          • Not to mention Lee has been an ace for what… 2 years at 30?

          • Not saying I don’t like Lee. I do

        • FYI Santana/Beckett FTW here… I’ve never disappeared and when i’m wrong (such as with Mark Teixeira and Johan Santana) I say “Wow. I was wrong. I didn’t expect that.”

          I’m not ruling out the Jays, I just don’t see it… You Jays fans have gotten so touchy since losing all of your good players with the exception of Lind and Hill…

          No more Scutaro, No more Halladay, No more burnett, No more rios, No more rolen… You guys lost a lot. You are far from the 06 07 teams that won 80+ games. You will be lucky to win 70 this season. I’m just saying it as I see it…

          • Lets go over all the great players you list the Jays having lost:

            Rios-put on waivers, only claimed by 1 team that openly regrets claiming him now. do you know his stats from last year?

            Rolen-loved the guy, his glove, his heart, but a superstar? not really, not anymore, lol.

            Burnett-a career .500 piotcher, 4.00+ era guy (sorry Yanks fans, but thems the facts! he does fit well with your rotation and clearly it works)

            Scutaro-you mean the journeyman utility player that only got full time ab’s because the Jays stink?…the guy that had a career year at 34? that star?

            Doc-no arguments. best pitcher in baseball hands down. even that arrogant prick Beckett will tell you Doc is the best.

            So were these really superstar loses? You man up to your posts, so I am curious to hear how these guys are all stars.

            At least you acknowledge Hill and Lind…you missed Snider, but that is ok.

            Touchy Jays fans? Only in response to comments like “Jays lost superstar Scutaro, Rios……” you get my point.

            Who cares how many games they win this year. Do you think AA was planning for ’10 when he dealt for Wallace, Drabek, D’Arnaud, Morrow…..?

            Or are they building for a couple years down the road? You know, about the time Chapman will be ready to play?

            Are you aware the Jays ownership has more $$$ than the Sox? Just wondering.

            I call it as I see it. Maybe I am wrong and the Jays are playing for ’10.

          • 2013-2015 when the Yankees 10 year and 8 year deals turn sour and Jeter/Posada/Rivera are gone. Thats when the Jays can step back into the picture. Once again, I’m calling it as I see it and I have not disrespected you or your opinion… I dunno why you hate on me… I’ve agreed with you on most of your points.

            The Sox are not falling off anytime soon. They have all their players locked down affordably and had no contract over 15MM a year until they signed Lackey. Theo’s done a great job… I don’t understand your hatred for the Sox.

            If you listen to guys like Harold Reynolds (and I do) Scutaro was never given a shot in Toronto. He was the utility guy until they moved pieces. He doesn’t have to be a “superstar”… I simply said you lost some of your good core players.

            The Orioles and Jays may well be the top two teams again at the middle/end of this decade, but you have to understand having money and spending it are two different things. ARE YOU AWARE, that the Nationals are the richest team in baseball… It took them years to start spending.

            I’d be shocked if John Henry is not on the top 5 richest owners along with the Steinbrenners and Lerner… I would like to see a link that says the Jays have money they aren’t spending that is not from like BleacherReport or some other blogging site. Last I heard, they had to reduce payroll because they DON’T have money. But once again, I could be wrong. And I will eat my words if I am.

          • Dude, I don’t hate on you. I do despise the Sox though.”If you listen to guys like Harold Reynolds (and I do) Scutaro was never given a shot in Toronto. He was the utility guy until they moved pieces. He doesn’t have to be a “superstar”… I simply said you lost some of your good core players”Scoots was getting regular ab’s in his first season as a Jay due to injuries, and htey made him basically a full time player after that. Yes he did play multi positions for the Jays year 1, but they also made him a starting ss and leadoff hitter. This “never given a chance” that you and Harry speak of wa when Scoots was with Oakland. I like Sccots alot as a player. But 34 year olds that have a career year aren’t stars in the making. I wish him well every sigle game…As long as the Sox lose.Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to cheer for the Yanks when I despise them almost as much as the Sox? It sickens me!GO PHILLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!Roy Halladay (assuming no burst appendix or broken shin):24 wins, 2.35 era, 210 k’s, 8 cg’s, 4 so’s.That dude is going to kill in the DH-less NL.

          • I agree with you. Burnett had a few very strong seasons for the Jays. His stats (hate to admit it) are skewed by a few TERRIBLE starts. Even last year, I believe he had 20+ QS. Sure his end season stats sucked and he sucked vs Boston last year, but to say Burnett is not a star is simply not true. He’s the 2nd or 3rd best number 2 in the AL in my opinion. His inconsistancies I can’t argue. Scutaro is a great roleplayer and Rios started struggling recently, but 06-07 (I don’t have access to his stats atm) which are the years you speak of for when the Jays won 80-85 games, he performed very well if I remember and was considered a budding star. Rolen was simply injured in his time as a Jay, but was always a threat with his bat AND glove… He’s still a very good 3b when healthy.

            To say those guys aren’t losses is something I strongly disagree with you on. Scutaro is the only one who was never a star, and the sox signed him affordably as a stopgap to iglesias who’s compared to ozzie with his glove and could become a solid .280 major league hitter.

            I’ve agreed with most of what you have said, which is why I’m shocked by your animosity toward me…

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            What are you talking about? Burnett had 1 decent year with the Jays and even then it wasn’t amazing. I can say it, he’s not a star Shaun Marcum is much better than AJ is.

          • Ouch. I think some yankees fans will strongly disagree with you there, but imma leave this one alone

          • Why do you despise the Sox? I have no animosity toward the Jays… In fact until some of these silly comparisons, I liked the Jays and their fans… But reality needs to set in for you guys. The days of Joe Carter are over and unless you start spending this money you have, you will not contend any time soon. That’s been my main point all along.

          • msutton 5 years ago

            “I’m not ruling out the Jays”

            Then what does “he’s not going to Canada” mean?
            By saying that (which you did above) you’re ruling out the Jays.

            Other then Doc we hav not lost “great players”. Rolen was great before he came to Toronto, Scutaro had ONE good season in a contract year. Losing Rios was a blessing (can’t believe someone took that contract) and AJ is a .500 pitcher

      • grownice 5 years ago

        ypu rule out the jays before anything has been said? shame on you.

        • not ruling them out. I just don’t see it grow… I’m perfectly fine with him going to toronto. Not to be mean, but its one less player I have to worry about going to a contending team.

          • grownice 5 years ago

            its not like youll need to worry about the jays next year lol everyone knows that, but for years to come could be different altogether not necasarily with chapman either, tho that would surely help.

          • So clever. If you were worried about the Jays in ’10 you are as bright as we think. How soon Sox fans forget.

            Worry about the Sox battle for the wildcard this season. That should keep you occupied for quite a while.

            Worry about the Sox not winning a ‘clean’ WS Title for another 80+ years.

            Don’t worry about the ’10 Jays.

          • We have nothing to worry about with the wild card. Tigers are a dead team (for the most part, though their hitting is still very good), Twins are good and will win that division.

            Angels are falling off slowly but surely as they shed their high payroll older players and try to re-establish a young core, which is the right thing for them to do. Mariners will be tough to beat in that division. None of them will really compete the way the Sox will for the wild card. I’m not worried. And Sox may well win the division… The Yankees outfield is one of the weakest in baseball. Gardner and Swisher are backups on most teams… They don’t have any star outfielders coming up now that they moved Austin Jackson…

            IF they resign Damon, that would put them in a much better spot. But I think they are waiting on the set of stars that become available next year.

          • arsenal908 5 years ago

            its okay beckett_lackey… we all kno that you would love to see this guy in a red sox uniform. just speak your mind and stop trying to cover up what you are saying. i see a lot of guys on here that are totally against you. but one thing is for sure no one on the planet except aroldis chapman and hes reps really kno what may happen. only time will tell .

          • I don’t. We have enough strong pitchers. I’m arguing that I think he will… Casey Kelly, Michael Bowden, Junichi Tazawa, Daniel Bard… More ready is Buchholz… We have plenty of young pitching. I’d prefer commiting 20MM to a bat at the deadline honestly.

    • And once again, i’m not necessarily for this. I’m just saying it makes sense. He could well turn out like Farnsworth….

      • Of course you are saying that. He isn’t going to the Sox, so he really isnt that good a prospect.

      • invader3k 5 years ago

        I assume it’s the same report that says they “aren’t in deep” on Chapman, which could mean anything at this point.

        I think the reality is that no one knows where he’s going to sign at this point. I wouldn’t be shocked if some complete mystery team like the White Sox or Nationals or someone signs him. (Not saying that will happen, just that it wouldn’t surprise me that much).

        • The other Sox, of the Chi-Town variety could be a team that swoops in late to get his kid. They have had success with a Cuban defector recently where they paid the loot for him. That Rios waiver pickup may handcuff them a bit, but an interesting darkhorse.

          • Strasburg-Chapman 1-2…hmmm, all things working out, that would be a silly 1-2 punch in a couple of years…

          • Nats too. That would be one HELL of a 1-2 punch if they both work out.

          • I agree K Man. I give a 20% chance that another team swoops in last minute and surprises everyone, including Chapman with a nice offer. Wouldn’t shock me if it were the ChiSox, or even the Brewers or Dodgers.

            The Dodgers would be a very good fit considering their strong core of young pitchers. So would the Giants, but I think they are out of it already if i remember right.

    • Halosfan777 5 years ago

      I think that this report is more in reply to rosenthals tweet that they were trying like crazy to sign him. I’m sure they are still in the running.

      • I don’t disagree with you. But I think the chances have fallen dramatically since they don’t seem like they are ready to throw a 20 million offer in his direction.

    • Wow…talk about reading comprehension fail…since when does “not in deep” mean “we’re out”.

      BTW…have fun with Lackey and his hissy fits! :)

  2. NYYANKEES 5 years ago

    “Aren’t Deep” does not = not interested any more. Its probably like they are not in the stages of closing a deal.

  3. I hear 22.5 for 5, Jays or Angels.Thanks for the clarification zeroes! Having such control over a young guy with his potential makes the money being paid seem like less of a risk.1-1.5 year teaching and building the arm and then control until he 28…This could really turn out great for some team. Maybe not, but like I have said before, teams waste money all the time, every year. Gamble here seems worth it.Funny to hear a Yanks fan say 25 mill is too much money….

  4. $1545094 5 years ago

    to those who think this.. why would the Jays not make sense? theyre rebuilding, and? Chapman is 22 yes? a prospect who would have to start in the minors anyway.
    i think the Jays make great sense.

    • The Jays would not reap any benefits from this until the back 2 years is the point I think people are making. And could 20 mil be spent better by this rebuilding team? I think so. But we are all entitled to our opinions.

      If chap does work out as well as many hope, the Jays will not really be able to extend his contract past that last arbitration year. Its a big risk for the Jays that I don’t see being worth it for a rebuilding franchise. I think thats all anyone is saying. Just to clarify :-)

      • $1545094 5 years ago

        when do you think the Jays can actually start contending? they have some great young pitching just about ready. 2010 i think the Jays are going to be bad. 2011 id like to see the younger players making more of an impact. then 2012 i think the Jays could be right there with the younger players and if there are need pieces thats when the team can spend the money to add a free agent(or free agentS) to fill in to make them a complete team.
        if Chapman is 22 now and starts 2010 in AAA. 2011 in AAA with a mid season call up? 2012 ready to make a serious impact?

      • My man “zeroes” clarifies this earlier…The team that signs Chap will get 6 years MLB control…lets assume Jays since you clearly state they won’t reap any real benefit from a signing like this…1-2 years in the minors, he is 22-23ish. The Jays then control his rights for the next 6 years…..28-29…Assuming again the Jays CAN’T extend past arb, they would be letting a 30 year old pitcher walk.What better piece to a puzzle for a building franchise (not re-building) than a high end pitching prospect that hits 100 on the gun with an immature and not fully trainned or coached arm?Maybe they shoudl have spent it on Rios and Scoots right?

      • JPBC 5 years ago

        if the Jays use all three of Chapman’s option years, he would be under contract to them until 2018. Chapman would be what at that point? 29?

        I think this makes a ton of sense for the Blue Jays.

        • IF they use all 3. You don’t think chapman would have a clause not allowing that given his potential?

          • JPBC 5 years ago

            I’ve never heard of a clause like that before. Have any other players had that?

            If not, I doubt it. Chapman will be getting his money whether he’s in the minors or majors.

          • These “clauses” are new concepts to MLB. New ones come out every year, like Lackey’s this year.

      • grownice 5 years ago

        rogers(blue jays owners) has said that when needed the budget could go up to 120 or even 150 when they start showing signs of competing, so your argument that jays couldnt sign him past arb is uneducated. they reason they have been cutting costs is to get younger and more competitive in the long run, and so that when time comes when players develope they have tons of room to resign guys as well as go after free agents if need be. this is FACT not speculation. so signing chapman is not even a high risk for the jays at 5 6 mill a season? its peanuts in the gran scheme of things specially with there payroll around 60 mill right now and 10 more million coming off next years books (bj ryans contract) and overbays 7 million as well coming off, so in reality this move makes perfect sense.

        • John henrys been saying for years we COULD, but until that strong core was developed we DIDN’T. That’s my point

  5. basemonkey 5 years ago

    All an agent has to do is mention a little white lie and say something like “Angels” to get Boston or Yankees or whoever else to kick in an extra perk, 1M, or whatever.

  6. Latrappe 5 years ago

    If it’s 22.5/5 years, i’m surprise that the Red Sox are not in this derby…

    • Maybe the Sox are thinking more in the now. While they (BSox) have a great record developing pitchers, maybe it is the fact that he needs time to reach the bigs and the Sox are spending to win now, Also, the farm seems pretty stocked so maybe they view it as less of a need and more of a luxury

      Would his contract count against the cap if he is in the minors?

      If the Sox are up angainst the luxury tax and this contract counts this could be another reason.

      Or, the Sox swoop in and pull a Yankees on the Jays/Angels….

      • The Sox will not reach their potential until about 2012 when Buchholz reaches his prime and guys like Kelly, Iglesias, Westmoreland ect. move up to the majors. They ARE spending to COMPETE now with the Yankees. They can’t rely on that the Yanks wont spend heavy on guys like Crawford and Mauer next year, so they are taking proper precautions to make sure that they will stay competitive regardless. That’s the key point here.

        Also they can afford a bit more this year considering 50 mil or so comes off the books next year (I believe 48 to be exact)

        • TIME OUT….again.”the Sox will not reach their ‘potential’ till 2012? So they have an aging roster at about 175 million right now to just tie them over for 3 years?Beckett (assuming they keep him) and Lackey will be better in 3 years than now?Every Sox prospect is can’t miss? They must be if this team is still 3 years away from reaching their potential. Come on man, there is no way you are serious. according to your logic, they should win the WS every year starting in 2012…You clearly state they are a 100% lock for the wildcard, “if not the division title”….So you are tryng to tell readers that a perennial contender is nowhere near their potential….You know what, you should be banned from bragging about the Sox till they win something on the LEVEL.

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            You should just give up on this guy. I think he actually he believes he knows a smidgen about baseball which is clearly not the case. Just another Boston homer idiot.

    • I’m not surprised. Theo prefers low risk high gain. This is a high gain, but a high risk too. But I think they are in the running considering they have not pulled the 15.5 off the table. I don’t see them going 20+. It depends on what Chapman decides is important to him and how much more he gets offered from another team.

      I see him going where he thinks he can succeed and where the money is. Hence why I put Boston and Anaheim as the frontrunners followed by a surprise team, followed by the Jays and Marlins.

  7. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    I was really hoping the A’s sign him. They have a long history of success in turning their minor league pitching prospects into major league pitchers. He knows that, right?

    • He would be a good move for the A’s. I tend to agree with you John. Not sure they want to commit the dollars tho.

  8. msutton 5 years ago

    The second he signs with the Jays all we’ll hear from Sox fans is how flawed he is. Their arrogance is astounding. Can’t handle being outbid by a division rival

    • Steelslayer 5 years ago

      You are dead right…if he was going to them or the Hankies he would be “flawed”, or the signing would be “wasted money”. This signing would make sense for a team that was rebuilding, like the Jays or any other team. It is just an expensive risk that may or may not pan out

    • Abraham Zapruder 5 years ago

      This

    • BoSoxSam 5 years ago

      Actually, while I agree with you, I will tell you that I’ll be one fan who still believes this guy will be a great pitcher (one reason I was worried if there was any possibility he would go to new york). I would like to see the Sox sign him, even with their pitching already pretty stacked (could definitely always get better…the only problem is finding where to put him), and I think he will still be a good pitcher even with the Jays. I personally have no beef with Toronto…if somehow it was a race between the Sox and the Jays I’d be pumped! 😀 But anyway you’re right, and I just wanted to let you know that I’ll try not to conform to that school of thought (at least not on this signing ;))!

  9. theyankeefanatic 5 years ago

    the Yankees don’t seem to be big players this year…young pitching with this much upside…i know Chapman is unproven talent and that is risky but it seems like they would go after him especially since they traded away some of their pitching this off season…

  10. Yanks could be sitting tight till next year. Some really expensive, high end guys available. That and the fact that they are already fav’s to win it all again this year.

  11. burninwells 5 years ago

    thefan 590 just reported that the red sox offered chapman a 5yr, $27m contract . Things might be heating up!

    • Steelslayer 5 years ago

      Typical…Yanks and Sox are not happy unless they can grab every potential good player with their unending supply of cash…it must be nice

  12. burninwells 5 years ago

    Daren Millard just said that the Jays won’t match that and that they are out . I’ll believe it when roto or espn say the same.

    • grownice 5 years ago

      darren millard does hockey lol

    • msutton 5 years ago

      He did not. I’m listening to HockeyCentral as well.

    • arsenal908 5 years ago

      does lieing make you happy? why da f would daren millard even talk about baseball ? stop spreading this obviously false rumour . if the red sox offered him that im sure that it would of been reported in many other places other than the fan 590.

  13. 27.5 million for the Sox.

    Can’t wait to see what “Beckett_Lackey….says to that. He has done nothing but belittle this guys potential, talk of how he is “high risk” and how “theo isn’t into high risk”.

    If 590 is on their game and correct, that stinks.

    • Chapman will do great things in Boston because Varitek and Martinez are on the major league club, don’t worry.

      • msutton 5 years ago

        Variteka dn Martinez have absolulty nothing to do with it. Chapman won’t be in teh Majors this season, he won’t be playing with those guys. He’ll start in AA, and max out at AAA depending on how he’s progressing

        • I know.. go read LeckettBeckettIdiot’s post history to understand my comment.

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            Don’t forget, Varitek is probably learning spanish as we speak. After all, how is Chapman supposed to pitch to a guy that speaks a different language? They may have to ask VMart to go down to AA so that Aroldis can develop.

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      If the amount is right, that’s an agressive offer…

    • grownice 5 years ago

      its not true lol , darren millard does hockey, its a hockey show right now, im watching it right now nothing was even said about baseball let alone chapman.

    • JPBC 5 years ago

      Yeah. The 27.5 million dollar offer is made up. It was not mentioned on The Fan 590.

      It’s a stupid hockey show. The Jays could probably trade for ARod and it wouldn’t be talked about until 2pm.

  14. Millard is a bit of a hockey jackass! LOL.But to be fair, only 2 teams would let their ego’s get involved and outbid another team regardless of cost.AA seems to be the most secretive man on the planet, so getting info from inside the Jays camp isn’t easy.If the Jays or Angels of Marlin offered 25, I could see the Sox going higher. I doubt Theo has any interest in seeing this guy pitch against the Sox for year to come so why not try to be like big brother Yanks and BUY BUY BUY.Plus the Sox are up against it to win a”clean” WS Title. They would pay anything for fans of the game, students of the game, the media, former players and current players to see them win one cleanly.

  15. I may be wrong… I have a good source telling me that the Jays are currently in Florida working out the terms of a 5 year deal with Chapman’s agent… He will be publishing his article for the Boston Herald shortly.I’m shocked, but grats to Jays fans.

    He is unsure of the dollar amounts at this time, but speculates its around 20.5MM.

    • msutton 5 years ago

      Looks like your “He’s not going to Canada” theory is out the window.
      Of course that theory was based on absolutly nothing more then America arrogance

      • grownice 5 years ago

        lol funny, but obviously he means chapman. only riccardi would sign his own team to a 5 year deal lmao

        • and yes. I immediately corrected my mistype. Jays signing Chapman for around 20.5 is what I meant. No word over whether or not this has gone through and its of course pending a physical.

      • LOL you Canadiens are supertouchy…

        Even when someone compliments you are congratulates you, you feel the need to talk down to them and then say Americans are arrogant? Look at yourself!

        • JPBC 5 years ago

          I’m Canadian, and yeah. We are defensive sometimes, it’s a valid criticism.

          I think it’s because Canadians, in general, know a lot about what’s going on in the States but Americans (generally speaking) can be very unfamiliar with Canada. I mean, it’s kind of bound to happen, I guess, since the US has 300 million people, while Canada has 30 million. But still – you can see why we get a little weird sometimes.

          • I love Canada. I have friends and family there. But truth be told, if I want hockey advice I’ll ask a canadien. If you want baseball advice its Americas pastime for a reason. Speaking of Hockey, I’m from NJ so LET’S GO DEVILS! Heh :)

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            lol no offense, but who would ask you for baseball advice?

          • I am fairly close with Jon Heyman. We have an open line of communication between us and he has helped me on multiple occasions as well as doing multiple interviews for my blog. He’s a gentleman.
            I have multiple sources from the new york times, who share the building with my lawfirm.
            And I have a few friends at the Boston Herald who I turn to quite often who I will not name at this time.

          • And just FYI, Fehr was a client of my fathers financial consulting firm for many years. I have many sources through those connections

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            Really? All I see you doing is overvaluing all your players while knowing nothing about any other teams.

          • I haven’t said a thing bad about anyone. Please pass the pipe… I simply said beckett is great and burnett is definitely a star… Neither of those mean anything bad about anyone. I’ve done nothing but compliment guys like hill and lind. Please cite where I bash anyone, happy to correct myself

          • In fact, I spoke highly of every player. If anything I’ve overvalued other teams players to not piss people off…

          • You are undervaluing the Red Sox top pitching staff in baseball. You’d be a food to argue that point. Yanks are up there too. When the Jays are there and the Orioles are there, they will receive compliments too.

          • JPBC 5 years ago

            Oh please. The amount of baseball knowledge you have is not affected by what side of the border you’re on. Do you think something magically changes on the two hour drive from Toronto to Buffalo? There’s a lot of Canadian baseball fans. Most of my friends prefer baseball or basketball to hockey.

            Anyway. Who cares. Back to Chapman.

          • Lol. It was kind of a joke… But not entirely. Baseball is a great sport that the entire world appreciates and adores. No doubt :)

          • TSN.ca is awesome hockey info by the way. The only site that predicted the Devils would rock this year and put them in the top 10 of NHL teams. :-)

            You guys know your stuff!

        • msutton 5 years ago

          Talk down to you? Who’s being ‘supertouchy” now?

          You keep avoiding the question though, what was your “he’s not going to Canada” theory based on? You’ve had no explanation, which points to it’s origin being in arrogance because “no one would want to go to Canada if they can go to the US”

          • No no no! Not what I meant at all! I just meant how many cubans are there in toronto? Also the weather could cause problems for him, though bostons not MUCH warmer… Nothing to do with america vs canada. Sorry. If I phrased that wrong it was not what I meant. I got a lotta love for Canada. Friends and family there :)

          • msutton 5 years ago

            ok, thanks for clearing that up.
            I disagree though that weather would be a problem, for one he’s be spending most of the year in the Las Vegas heat, as well as the fact that he’d be pitching for a team who’s home games are indoors.
            Also Toronto has a heck of a lot more Cubans then Boston (and most other US cities) do to the political relationship between the two countries.

          • You’d be surprised by the hispanic population in boston. Its growing quickly. Not sure on the cuban %. I’d have to get back to you on that one

          • RandyKnorr 5 years ago

            Jays play in a dome that doesn’t usually open unti lit’s 70 of your American degrees so weather is irrelevant for Chapman. if anything, it’s worse for him in Boston.

            But you’re right, not many Cubans here.

          • True. I do forget about the retractable dome in toronto. Strong point

        • gunner1212 5 years ago

          you want to poll your theory in any country and see who is known as arrogant? I got a sneaky feeling it isn’t Canada.

      • blurnandez 5 years ago

        Settle down, man.

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      That’s new about the Jays going in Florida hit the rumours mill one week ago. Chapman was suppose to hold a ” private ” work out for a couple of teams. 20.5 millions? I doubt that the Red Sox who already offered 15 millions will accept to lose Chapman for 5 millions or so.

      • The Sox don’t want to commit any more money in 2010 before the trade deadline. They tend to stick to their figures. They lost out on Teix over a few mil. They have lost out on other more established players than chapman over a few mil. While this surprises me that he’s headed to toronto more than likely, it doesn’t surprise me the Sox haven’t upped their bid. They stick to their guns.

        They have plenty of young arms and I’m actually happy to see them not commit to chap

        • Latrappe 5 years ago

          They didn’t want to spend more money after the cameron signing then: surprise, surprise, Good’ol Adrian is coming to town. Since when the Sox are not willing to spend when they see that a good talent is available? They already put 15 millions on the table and to say that their not willing to ” pony up ” a little bit is far fetched at best. Actually, we have no clue if the Sox have raised their offer or not as we had no clue that they would signed Lackey until we learned that he was in Boston for a physical…

          • Very true that they keep things private in the sox front office, however a commitment of that kind would have the Sox over the Luxury Tax threshold by a lot and would add to what they’d pay in luxory tax. Not saying they won’t make more moves, but I think Theo has given the impression he will wait for the deadline

      • bjsguess 5 years ago

        $5m may not be much in the grand scheme of things but it would represent an increase of their offer of 33%. If Boston really believes that he is a $15m pitcher, going 33% above his expected value is a steep price to pay.

        • Latrappe 5 years ago

          I don’t think that the salary of a AAA pitcher will count against the luxary tax. There’s no way Chapman will start on a regualr MLB this year. The Sox have a TON of money who come out of their book, next year.

    • JPBC 5 years ago

      Wow. I hope you’re right Beckett_Lackey…

      How much do you trust this source?

      • I trust him… However, he was wrong about Bay not signing with the Mets… So we’ll see within the next 12 hours.

    • arsenal908 5 years ago

      care to share that source

      • I can’t at this time as he is a reader of MLBTR. He was wrong about bay. That should be enough for you to narrow it down. As soon as his article is done, ill link it.

  16. pssstHey 5 years ago

    Peter Gammons, on a chat at Boston.com said teams were concerned about Chapman’s emotional makeup, that he’d been called the Cuban John Rocker. FWIW of course. LOL.

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      They should worry about Papelbon’s emotional makeup. His mouth run faster ( 97 mph ) then the last heater he thrown his last game ( 94 mph )…

  17. NYYANKEES 5 years ago

    link to sports.espn.go.com

    Boston still very much in on Chapman (shocker)

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      Maybe the Blue Jays will pull a ” Yankees ” and offer 30 millions to chapman… Who knows? :-)

    • Hate to hate on Gordon Edes… but he was wrong about Beltre… and has yet to come up with anything of substance since joining ESPN’s team.

      Once again, I like him as a person and he is a good writer. But I wouldn’t take his word on much right now. He said “No chance Boston signs Beltre.” Clearly, that was not correct. He shares the talent for making up stories with Buster Olney.

      • Latrappe 5 years ago

        Sylverman from the Herald was worst ,quoting a source: Not a front-runner, not in the mix at all. 3 hours later, Beltre was a Red Sox…

        • I did not read that article, so I can’t comment. However I do remember hearing something about that. I have said my source was wrong about Bay. No one’s perfect.

  18. NYYANKEES 5 years ago

    EDIT: Oops guess the other post got in

  19. not_brooks 5 years ago

    How long before the media christens him “A-Chap”?

  20. Mitch_Cole173 5 years ago

    Ok, so if the Sox do sign Chapman(not saying they will), does this put them in a position to move some of their AA-AAA pitching for a corner bat or another outfielder for when Nancy Drew gets hurt again?

  21. arsenal908 5 years ago

    i think the red sox are just sticking their noses in just to make it harder for fellow american league teams to acquire him. they are helping to increase the offers the blue jays or the angels or any other teams are going to make so that the whole idea of signing a player of his status just sounds stupid. juss what i believe . i kno its lame.

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      Hmmm… Chapman will not have an impact before 2 years at the very least. I failed to see why the Red Sox would raise the ante for preveting someone to be a threat… The Sox already made the deal harder for some team by throwing 15 millions… I don’t think the Sox are there for the shake of it…

      • arsenal908 5 years ago

        your correct but a threat is a threat no matter how long it takes for it to take effect. the red sox gave chapman an offer that they were comfortable with, 15 mil. now its clear that he wants a lot more. possibly 7-8 million more. i dont see the red sox as a fit for the red sox because he wants to be the star of the show. there is too much talent already in boston so hes ability to throw 100mph wouldnt seem as impressive like it would in some other not so contending team. he also wants to make it to the big leagues as early as possible. if he signs with the red sox its almost guaranteed that the only place where chapman will see himself playing in the majors this coming season is mlb 2k10 on his ps3. in conclusion they dont need him , but they also dont want someone they face many times during the season to have him either.

  22. Abraham Zapruder 5 years ago

    I thought the Red Sox were trying to avoid the luxury tax?

    • Too late lol.

      But yes, if they can move Mike Lowell before the season even if it means eating more than a few mil, they will do it to keep themselves right around the 170 mark. If they can lose 3-5 mil off their payroll, they could be in line for only about 250-500k luxory tax. Keep in mind its 20% of the total above the 170 mark if i’m not mistaken.

    • bigpupp 5 years ago

      I think the only way the Sox get Chapman is if he is willing to accept a minor league deal with a guarantee to be in MLB by a certain time. This keeps him off the 40 and avoids the Luxury Tax, but Chapman still gets his dough and a time frame for him to be in the majors.

      In other words, highly unlikely

  23. yankees4ever2007 5 years ago

    yankees will get him if they want him.

    • pssstHey 5 years ago

      One would tend to believe that. Yes.

    • Disagree with you on that one. Yankees are saving for next offseason. What they have is strong enough to compete for the division and puts them or the Sox as clear favorites for the wild card (barring the Angels making some last minute moves). I think they wouldn’t make a move this year even if they do want him.

    • Not to mention they have had plenty of problems developing pitchers (such as Chaimberlain and Farnsworth) with great fastballs, but control problems.

    • arsenal908 5 years ago

      any team can get him if they wanted. just a matter of who is willing to take the risk and put their job in the hands of a rookie.

  24. pssstHey 5 years ago

    Is this another one of those Santana situations where the Red Sox and Yankees hang around, just to make sure the other doesn’t get the guy, not caring if somebody else gets him, just as long as it’s not their chief rival?

  25. oldschoolfan 5 years ago

    Funny how when the yanks do something, everyone cries how bad for baseball it is.But no one says a thing about the redsox. They already had a strong rotation, then sign Lackey to the highest paid deal for a pitcher in this years market. They spend on Scutaro, they spend on Beltre, they spend on Cameron, they trade for Bill Hall, they are probably high bidder on Chapman- they are just as bad as the Yankees are. But if Yanks had signed Chap, everyone would be screaming how bad for baseball this is. Why isnt it just as bad for Boston to get him? They have all of these quaility young arms- wouldnt it better for the sport if someone like Toronto or Florida got him?But Boston has ridiculous amounts of $$ to soend. They cry that the Yankees outspend everyone and they cant compete- only problem is they have the $$ to spend- they just choose to pocket some of that; however, this season, they are doing a pretty good job of spending. I’d say they, and their fans, should keep their mouths shut about yankee spending.

    • arsenal908 5 years ago

      the truth is everyone hates it wen another team signs a good player. the conclusion that the yankees are hated is because they are always no matter what a huge threat to sign any player with ridiculous amount of money. in a school , the yankees are the rich kids who see something someone has, that everyone likes, and ask their parents for money and gets it instantly. once the kid gets what he wants , its not cool anymore in the eyes of everyone else. do u see where the hate is coming from ? if you answer jealousy then you are correct my friend.

      • oldschoolfan 5 years ago

        I understand why people hate the Yanks.

        My only point is that this off season, Boston is acting a lot like the yanks and no one seems to care.

        If the Yanks get the hate, Boston should as well.

        • ArmchairGM 5 years ago

          Not to defend the Red Sox too much, as they have increased payroll significantly, there are several differences to note between Boston and New York, particularly in who was signed and the length/value of the contracts. Boston has signed Beltre to a 1 year, $9M contract, and Cameron and Scutaro to 2 year deals for $15.5M and $12.5M deals, respectively. All but $1M-$2M of Hall’s contract is being paid by the Mariners, and he was traded for anyway, and frankly I don’t see him as a big factor here, he’s a backup. As far as we know the Red Sox also aren’t the high bidders on Chapman either, that’s just an assumption you made. The only large contract the Red Sox signed recently, in terms of dollars or years was to Lackey, who got Burnett’s deal of 5 years, $82.5M.

          On the other hand, the Yankees had acquired, AJ Burnett, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Javier Vazquez, and Curtis Granderson (if you’re counting trades).

          I agree, the Yankees and Red Sox are both big spenders, but I don’t think saying one is the same as the other is accurate. It’s comparing apples to oranges.

        • I don’t think the hatred for the Yanks is their payroll. My personal problem with the way they conduct business is that they give out these ridiculous contracts and throw money around. The Sox have 1 contract of 15MM plus which is just the 2nd contract of its kind in the history of the franchise. The difference is that the Yanks have like 6-7 current players making 15MM+ and offers like those exclude other teams from even being in the running for the players.

          Once again. Just my opinion and others are entitled to theirs. I don’t want to start a war over this.

          • BK 5 years ago

            Its more like comparing duschebags to loudmouths

  26. NESN seems to reinforce my source from Boston Herald… at least in the dollars of the contract. This is from yesterday, but I didn’t see it until just now.”The Angels and Blue Jays appear to be the favorites, with a source telling the newspaper that the clubs have each offered Chapman about $21 million.”

    Still unclear on the source, or my sources source so to speak. But we will see what comes of it.

    • Latrappe 5 years ago

      Still unclear on the source, or my sources source so to speakYou’re the ” Eklund ” of this site. A source from a source who made it up from an imaginary source in his head… That’s a lot of re- ” source ” lol

      • As I keep saying. I will not betray my sources trust. However, when the article is released this evening, I will be happy to tell you my source :-). Fair enough?

        • Latrappe 5 years ago

          I won’t make you ” break ” the source secret BUT i highly doubt that the Jays are the front-runner. If so, that will be a big change in their ” philosophy “. Even with Chapman, The Jays have no chance againts the Yanks and the Sox. Signing Chapman would be an excellent PR move but won’t make they playoffs bond…

          • I couldn’t agree with you more Latrappe. Read my comments up until I spoke with my source. I said I’d be shocked if there was a 10% chance of him becoming a Jay… Couldn’t agree more… Makes no sense for the franchise and once again IN MY OPINION, would be a bad move for the team. However, I don’t particularly want him in Boston with the depth of our pitching talent. Hope that clarifies things for you.

          • However, if you are an insider with ESPN, stay up to date with them… They seem to be saying Boston is making a last minute effort to sign the lefty… we do need more lefties, but I don’t think this guys the answer regardless of his ridiculous fastball.

          • zeroes 5 years ago

            How does this break with the Jays “philosophy”? Do you think their philosophy is to concede defeat and not ever bother trying to compete? Signing Chapman won’t make ANY team playoff bound this year. He’s not ready by most accounts. Meanwhile, the Jays are stockpiling as much pre-arbitration and “close-to-major-league-ready” talent as they can so they can at least have a shot in a few years. Chapman fits that timeframe perfectly. The only way they’ll ever have a shot is to gamble on some high-upside talent.

          • TheBunk 5 years ago

            Agreed completely.

          • shockey12 5 years ago

            explain to me how its a change in philosophy for a team stocking up on prospects to try to get a highly regarded prospect?

  27. Baltimore sun has just reported that the Orioles are now out on chapman… His choices are slowly getting slimmer, with the Jays really starting to look like the only option. The Sox would shock me to offer more than the 15.5 they have already. But Lackey was a big surprise to me as well, so we shall see. I still stand by my buddy at the Herald who says the Jays are with his agent hammering out a deal for about 20.5MM.

    Only update that I have is that Chapman apparantly would like a no-trade clause added to his contract. I find it hard to believe that anyone will give him this. But weirder things have happened. He certainly won’t get it from Boston.

    • Adam R 5 years ago

      They could easily be in the running for Chapman with the 20 mil they overspent on Lackey

  28. And as I speak, news from ESPNBoston states that the Red Sox have made an “eleveth hour” call to Chapman’s agent. Wow! What a weird negotiation process… This has me wondering… what the heck is going on? I’m going to have to give my source a call and see if he has heard anything of this nature. I will update as soon as I hear something.

    • You’re a clown. It’s one thing to make up nonsense and drivel, another entirely to pretend like you’re in the know.

    • boxcar8 5 years ago

      You really need to stop talking as if you have the slightest clue. You lack WAAYY too much knowledge on anything to have a “source” or “good sources”. Stop acting like Ken Rosenthal lite and spouting off your great, knowledgable opinion to everyone on here. It’s not hard to see what a huge idiot you are.

  29. ju1ced 5 years ago

    You losers with ‘sources’ crack me up. Think you looks so cool pretending you have inside information. rofl

    • It has nothing to do with being cool… It has to do with trying to help you guys get up to date information. if you don’t want it, disregard it. Simple.

      • ju1ced 5 years ago

        When you say “my source” it’s obvious you’re trying to look like a big shot. Blackcourt agrees above, and I’m sure there are a ton more.
        Serious, it sounds so retarded when you say ‘my source’, you have no idea.
        And if he was wrong about the Bay thing, I wouldn’t be too proud to call him ‘my source’.

        • Yep… you’re right. I made it all up….

          Lol… I’m sorry you think all writers are perfect. We will see how accurate his sources are tonight. Until then. I have nothing to say to you. Nor do I feel the need to prove myself or my source to you. I will share it once the story is posted. I do not need to steal my sources thunder. Simply know I have a source who’s telling me this, and if he’s incorrect, he’s incorrect. I’m doing what I can to provide you with up to date information.

          This site is about arguing and helping people obtain new information. That’s all i’m doing, and I promise you its not something i’m just making up. If you followed the thread you would see i thought there was no way in the world he’d end up a Jay… My source told me otherwise… I am simply trying to help you out. once again. if you disagree, disregard it and keep your comments to yourself.

          • ju1ced 5 years ago

            Well I read an article the Jays offered around $23M. He probably read the same ‘source’.
            He’s got a 50/50 shot of being right, I don’t think we should get too excited if he’s wrong lol.

          • He disagrees that they would commit 23. He says its more around the 20.5MM range. The holdup, so I hear, is not the dollar amount, but the terms of the contract. Chapman would like to make a home for himself, and if he’s going all the way out to Toronto or Boston (and especially Anaheim) he would like to know that team is committed to his development and to him. He would like a no-trade clause, or at least a partial no-trade clause. My source believes that this may be the reason so many teams have gotten scared off recently. As someone (I’m not reading comment thread at the moment) pointed out earlier, it is hard to believe especially big market teams would be scared off by a few mil, especially the Sox. However, a no-trade clause would remove many teams from the discussions. This, I believe is just his speculation. I haven’t spoken with him since earlier, but I’d assume his article will be in tomorrows paper.

          • boxcar8 5 years ago

            I heard from my source Jon Heyman that the Jays are likely the front runners for Chapman. You heard it from me first!

        • Yep… you’re right. I made it all up….

          Lol… I’m sorry you think all writers are perfect. We will see how accurate his sources are tonight. Until then. I have nothing to say to you. Nor do I feel the need to prove myself or my source to you. I will share it once the story is posted. I do not need to steal my sources thunder. Simply know I have a source who’s telling me this, and if he’s incorrect, he’s incorrect. I’m doing what I can to provide you with up to date information.

          This site is about arguing and helping people obtain new information. That’s all i’m doing, and I promise you its not something i’m just making up. If you followed the thread you would see i thought there was no way in the world he’d end up a Jay… My source told me otherwise… I am simply trying to help you out. once again. if you disagree, disregard it and keep your comments to yourself.

        • And once again, I provided some sources that I could to you earlier, and provided information before it was posted here, along with the source I got it from… So question me if you want to… I could really care less lol.

        • And once again, I provided some sources that I could to you earlier, and provided information before it was posted here, along with the source I got it from… So question me if you want to… I could really care less lol.

      • ju1ced 5 years ago

        When you say “my source” it’s obvious you’re trying to look like a big shot. Blackcourt agrees above, and I’m sure there are a ton more.
        Serious, it sounds so retarded when you say ‘my source’, you have no idea.
        And if he was wrong about the Bay thing, I wouldn’t be too proud to call him ‘my source’.

    • It has nothing to do with being cool… It has to do with trying to help you guys get up to date information. if you don’t want it, disregard it. Simple.

    • Not to mention I’ve posted links to everything i’ve found except my source from the Herald who I will post later tonight when he gives me the ok. If you did any reading about the Jason Bay bidding awhile ago, you would know which writer i’m referring to. Thats all I will say. Thanks.

    • Not to mention I’ve posted links to everything i’ve found except my source from the Herald who I will post later tonight when he gives me the ok. If you did any reading about the Jason Bay bidding awhile ago, you would know which writer i’m referring to. Thats all I will say. Thanks.

  30. skoods 5 years ago

    lol yo Peter Gammons can you let me know who the Phils are going to get as their 5th starter?

    • Did I ever claim to know who the Phils 5th starter would be? I don’t have any connection to the organization and to be honest, I’m not a big fan of any Philadelphia team because their fans are arrogant even when they are terrible. Not saying the Phillies are terrible now, but I live in Central Jersey and I did not see a single Phillies jersey until they won the WS… Phillies fans are frontrunners. Always have been. Sorry. Just calling it as I see it and I’m sure there are plenty of exceptions to the rule. But I never saw a single Phillies hat or jersey until you guys won in 08…

    • Did I ever claim to know who the Phils 5th starter would be? I don’t have any connection to the organization and to be honest, I’m not a big fan of any Philadelphia team because their fans are arrogant even when they are terrible. Not saying the Phillies are terrible now, but I live in Central Jersey and I did not see a single Phillies jersey until they won the WS… Phillies fans are frontrunners. Always have been. Sorry. Just calling it as I see it and I’m sure there are plenty of exceptions to the rule. But I never saw a single Phillies hat or jersey until you guys won in 08…

  31. AkronHammer 5 years ago

    definetly sign with the angels

  32. AkronHammer 5 years ago

    definetly sign with the angels

  33. NYYANKEES 5 years ago

    link to sports.espn.go.com

    Angels still in the thick of things for Chapman

  34. Adam R 5 years ago

    My sources indicated that there’s about an 80% chance Chapman gets a 3/18 deal done with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    • grownice 5 years ago

      my source said raptors.

      • xTheHalosx 5 years ago

        sources say he has some mean hops… but his control/aim beyond the arc are questionable..

        • grownice 5 years ago

          i heard his free throws were clocked at 100mph, leaving holes through the backboard. tho apparently after some recent deaths to fans in the stands due to flaming basketballs, hes yet to connect fully with the fan base.

  35. S8P7W 5 years ago

    In your dreams.

  36. invader3k 5 years ago

    Yeah, keep telling yourself that, buddy.

  37. shockey12 5 years ago

    according to this the frontrunners are the angels and blue jays. last time i checked they didnt play in boston. sorry to have to break that news to you

  38. xTheHalosx 5 years ago

    Didn’t you make this comment already? Sounds familiar…

  39. grownice 5 years ago

    fail.

  40. arsenal908 5 years ago

    epic fail. but if saying that helps you sleep at night then its all good.

  41. BoSoxSam 5 years ago

    I’m not even sure where he’d fit in though. Next year he should be close to or ready to start, correct? Well we’ll already have: Lester, Buchholz, Dice-K, Lackey and maybe Beckett…one would you feel comfortable enough in Chapman’s abilities next year to let Beckett go, and two, don’t we also have this guy, Kelly, who won’t be ready next year but hopefully not too long after that?

  42. JPBC 5 years ago

    I’m listening to the Fan 590 right now, and they haven’t mentioned a thing about Chapman. This isn’t true. It’s a hockey show on now!

  43. grownice 5 years ago

    lol

  44. Did you miss the “I may be wrong…” part? May does not mean I am. It means I may.

    And the Boston Herald is much more comparable to the New York Post then the National Inquirer… Where do you guys come up with this stuff LOL. its beyond funny.

  45. Agreed but you are telling me if the sox upped their bid from 170-190 he’d be in a yankees uniform? I think you’d be crazy. Personal opinion. His WIFE helped him make that decision though. Had nothing to do with wanting to play for Yanks.

  46. When what I’ve said is the truth. You can eat your words. Until then I’m done commenting with you. Simple as that. Everything I’ve said to date has later been posted by other sources. So enjoy feeling good about yourself.

  47. When what I’ve said is the truth. You can eat your words. Until then I’m done commenting with you. Simple as that. Everything I’ve said to date has later been posted by other sources. So enjoy feeling good about yourself.

Leave a Reply