A's Enter Chapman Sweepstakes

Aroldis Chapman

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The Yankees and Red Sox have some competition for prized Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The Oakland A's have entered the Chapman sweepstakes. This isn't the first time Oakland has jumped in to try and lure a foreign player away from the big market teams. Two years ago they signed P Michael Ynoa out of the Dominican Republic, out-bidding the Yankees among other teams. Chapman could be looking for $20 million but it appears no team has bid that much for him yet. Reportedly he and his representatives have fielded at least one offer in the $15 million range and the Florida Marlins are thought to have offered $13 million.