New York, I told you I wasn’t going anywhere! #goyankees
Nueva York, se lo dije que yo no iva para ningún lugar! #goyankees pic.twitter.com/gStR6ipR73
— Aroldis Chapman (@AChapman_105) November 3, 2019
Aroldis Chapman had the ability to opt out at midnight and get out of the last two years and $30 million that was owed to him to hit the open market. The hope for every Yankee fan was that he would get a year or two added at a reasonable number so we don’t have to worry about who is closing games for the next couple of years, without taking on a longterm, bad contract.
Just before midnight, Chapman and the Yankees got together to add one year and $18 million to keep him in the Bronx through 2022. This is just the first of many moves the Yankees have to make this offseason, but it’s nice to get the first move out of the way.