Come To Think of It: Welcome to the Big Leagues, Aroldis Chapman

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Bob Warja in MLB
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Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman has officially applied for free agent status in major league baseball, reports. Chapman is considered to be one of the best young pitching prospects in the world. But which team will assume the risk? Despite a fastball that was clocked at 102 mph in the World Baseball Classic, the 21-year-old has not pitched at any American baseball level, including minor leagues. There will be some risk in signing Chapman to what will almost certainly be a huge, mega-bucks deal. Meanwhile, for those of you who hate on the kid, insisting that the rules be fixed so that all players have to go through the draft, settle down. Players that come from other countries don't have the power of the media behind them like a lot of our American kids do. Furthermore, they of ...

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