The Yanks might not be contenders for another few years but they are banking on Aroldis Chapman being in top form when they are ready for Prime Time. The deal is reportedly worth $86 million over 5 years. (Gasp.) Chapman gets a full no-trade clause for the first three years and a limited-no-trade for the final two; has the ability to opt out after 3 seasons.
Ton of dough for a closer, even a formidable one. Ton of dough for a guy who is an alleged woman beater. But there it is, Chapman and his 100 mph heater is here for the foreseeable future.