The Aroldis Chapman saga is finally over in Cincinnati.
Despite reports on Thursday that Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said no decision had yet been made, it became official yesterday that the fireballer with the 100-plus mile-an-hour heater will be the team’s closer.
Reportedly the team’s front office wanted him to start, while manager Dusty Baker (and Chapman himself) wanted him to close.
Now that we know he’ll stay in the bullpen, Chapman will be the No. 2 closer in fantasy behind Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel.
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