Wrestling with the Ethics of the Aroldis Chapman Trade

Sports fandom, as you’ve read so incredibly often, is inherently illogical. We root for an organization and their players wearing a certain uniform to beat the guys wearing the other team’s uniforms, especially those guys who play in that city. Why we especially dislike those guys from that city is beyond us, but you know, that’s just how it is, so damn […]


Yankees Acquire Aroldis Chapman from Reds

After dealing away two relief pitchers to start the month, the Yankees acquired one of the best in the game towards the end of it. New York traded four prospects to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for left-handed relief ace Aroldis Chapman on Monday, continuing what’s been a stealthily sound offseason. He joins incumbent closer Andrew […]

MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees

Reliability of Yankees’ bullpen could make or break playoff chances

Once upon a time, the Yankees had a bullpen that caused the opposition to quake in its boots. This bullpen was used early and often, and in the process it seems that the figurative gas tank was depleted in a bad way. Nowhere is this best encapsulated than in the form of Dellin Betances, whom […]