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All about Aroldis

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Former Yankees beat writer Jorge Arangure Jr. filed this comprehensive report with ESPN.com on Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman.

There’s a story and a video. The Yankees and many other teams will be interested in Chapman once he becomes available as a free agent. It’s certain how long that process will take. But because Chapman has a passport, it will be quicker than other defectors.

While it’s fun to dream about a pitcher suddenly showing up with a 100-mph fastball and dominating, keep in mind that the same things were being said about Jose Contreras and he’s just another guy at this point. There’s a lot more to being a great pitcher in the majors than having a good arm.

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