It won’t be long and the trade between the Yankees and the Cubs will be complete. The Cubs will get the game’s top closer and a man who sat 50 games to begin the season for a domestic violence incident. The Yankees, as it seems, will get top prospect Gleyber Torres, pitcher Adam Warren, and two Cubs prospects. That’s a large price to pay for two and a half months of Chapman’s services.
I will be back later today with the final pieces of the deal and the impact this will have on the big league club and the state of the Cubs minor league system.
While the deal is not final, odds are in its favor.