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Aroldis Chapman a major trade target

Updated: May 21, 2012, 1:24 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

In a season in which so many closers have lost their roles due to injury or performance, it seems silly to promise that Cincinnati Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman is going to pile on the saves and be a top-10 option -- or better -- the rest of the season. Then again, few relief pitchers possess the strikeout upside of the Cuban defector, and now that Reds manager Dusty Baker seems to have wisely chosen Chapman as his closer, it's clear he's not only a must-own option, but someone to target in a trade.

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