CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Many baseball fans remember the last time they saw Aroldis Chapman pitching.
It was in Game 7 of the World Series. The closer was brought to tears after blowing a relief appearance for the Chicago Cubs when he allowed the Cleveland Indians to tie the most important game of the season in the eighth inning.
Luckily, his unmatched fastball led him to 36 saves, 90 strikeouts, and a 1.55 ERA in 58 innings before the meltdown.
Chapman in catbird seat. Offers are past 80M. Yanks top guy. Dodgers, marlins in mix. And nats? Well, rizzo/dusty love him— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2016
The free agent left-hander has offers for more than $80 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Heyman reported that the New York Yankees are the top contender for Chapman. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, and Washington Nationals also have interest.
The Yankees have made contract offers to both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 6, 2016
Bryan Hoch reported that the Yankees made offers to Chapman and Kenley Jansen, who are both seeking big bucks after seeing Mark Melancon cash in for $62 million.
Chapman, 28, played his first six seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, before being traded to the Yankees in 2015. The Yankees traded him to the Cubs last season for four minor league prospects.