Aroldis Chapman is all about commitment this offseason and told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he is seeking a a 6-year deal in free agency. Chapman also went on to clear up some rumors about his asking price. The left handed reliever has yet to throw any numbers out there, but said that he believes “he who deserves something, does not need to demand it”.
The Marlins, Yankees and Dodgers have been linked to pursuing Chapman, with the latter two clubs having more money to spend on him. The Marlins have made it known that they’re in the market for a big name closer and are also after Kenley Jansen. Miami skipper Don Mattingly had previously worked closely with Jansen in Los Angeles.
Chapman was traded to Chicago from the Yankees at this year’s August trade deadline, earning New York a bundle of minor-leaguers that included top shortstop Gleyber Torres.
The Cubs have not yet expressed interest in bringing the World Series winning Chapman back to Chicago, per ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers.