It was fast and furious, and now it appears to be complete. Aroldis Chapman is now a Chicago Cub. The Yankees get a bunch of players, and one of them is former Yankee Adam Warren.
Sports Illustrated reports:
"The Yankees have traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for minor leaguers Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford and relief pitcher Adam Warren."
(In Photo: Billy McKinney)
And here's an interesting nugget and it comes from Joel Sherman of the New York Post:
As you know, BYB reported a while back that the Yankees wanted to try and re-sign Chapman. Read YANKS MAY RESIGN CHAPMAN AFTER ALL for more on that.#Yankees talked to Chapman's reps about an extension, when said not interested now, it helped swayed ownership to trade him #Cubs— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 25, 2016
But yeah, Chapman wanted to go right now and has stated numerous times that he'd be willing to come back to New York because he liked it in the Bronx. So Cubs get a rental, and maybe some day soon, Chapman comes back. Who knows.
In the meantime, we got a good group of players for Chap, including SS Prospect hot shot Gleyber Torres. That's exciting.
Things are happening folks. Put away your No Runs DMC Shirt... for now.