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Aroldis Chapman Has Struggled Since Last Year’s Deep Postseason Run with the Cubs

July 16th, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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Just a little side story for your Sunday afternoon in advance of today’s series finale against the Orioles.

Last year, the Chicago Cubs made a huge trade for a lefty a fair bit in advance of the Trade Deadline, just as they did last week. Unlike this time around, however, the Cubs were going after an elite rental reliever in Aroldis Chapman with the express intention of using him aggressively in the postseason.

The Cubs did just that, and Chapman later said he had some issues with the way he was used. He was a mercenary, brought in to be used heavily in the playoffs, and he was. Other than being used a littleĀ too much at the end of the World Series, I don’t really have a …

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