Well, the pipe-dream of the Jays one day brandishing a starting rotation that includes both Kyle Drabek and Aroldis Chapman appears to be all but over. Chapman has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, according to multiple sources.
It was worth a shot and I commend Anthopoulos for trying, but in the end it was not to be.
At least he won’t be suiting up for an American League foe…or worse, the Yankees or Red Sox.
In other news, Vladimir Guerrero has signed with the Texas Rangers. The deal is reportedly for one year with a mutual option for a second year with a buyout on the club side. Guerrero is apparently going to be the DH which should help him stay healthy and possibly return to the form he has exhibited throughout his career.