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Cubs pay a heavy price for Aroldis Chapman, on and off the field

The Chicago Cubs have been in the market for a premium reliever for a while now, and the New York Yankees have three of the best in baseball, so it seemed likely that the two sides would come together on a deal. The Cubs get a mixed result here with the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman at a high cost in players and reputation, while the Yankees come out golden, as if they'd arbitraged Chapman at his lowest value in December and traded him when his market improved.