Just two months remain until the offseason. While by no means should we skip over what will likely be a busy couple of months, it is still worth looking at some of the biggest contract decisions that could go down over the winter.
New York Yankees flame throwing closer Aroldis Chapman has the opportunity to opt out of his contract at the conclusion of this season. Looking beyond this year, Chapman can be under contract for two more years if he opts in after this season. He’s due to make $15 million in 2020 and the same amount in 2021, should he opt in.
Chapman, a Magnus client, has pitched in 51.2 innings this year, hitting triple digits on the radar gun numerous times. He has allowed 17 runs on 35 hits while walking 23 batters and striking out 77. He has also recorded an impressive 36 saves. He has more than 30 saves in every season since 2012, with an exception of 2017.
Chapman needs to decide if he wants to stay in New York and be paid $30 million over the next two seasons. If he decides he is worth more than that, he can simply opt out without any fee.
My guess is that he will not opt out in 2020. He is in a good situation in New York, and is being paid more than almost all relievers; we saw what happened to Craig Kimbrel. But we want to hear your thoughts, too! Vote in this poll what you think will happen, and justify your pick in the comments.
Will Aroldis Chapman exercise his 2020 option?
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Yes, he will opt in
No, he will opt out