Dodgers Will Acquire Aroldis Chapman (UPDATE: But Maybe Not? Drama)

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Dodgers Will Acquire Aroldis Chapman (UPDATE: But Maybe Not? Drama)

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Well. At least it will be fun to see how the Dodgers handle having two of the best three closers in baseball. And at least Aroldis Chapman is out of the National League Central:

Having signed Hisashi Iwakuma after losing Zack Greinke, the Dodgers appear to be opting to upgrade their pitching in other ways, and, indeed, pairing Chapman with Kenley Jansen is just ridiculous. This was rumored to be going down this weekend, and you can see more thoughts on the implications of the Dodgers getting Chapman here.

Of course, it might get tricky:

We’ll see if another move is coming, but Rosenthal indicated the Dodgers are planning, for now, to keep both pitchers, who are each a year out from free agency.

Now we await the return – how well did the Dodgers just stock the Reds’ farm system?

UPDATE: Perhaps the reason we didn’t get names is because the deal isn’t done after all?

Tends to be the case that these deals still get done in the end, but we’ll see if other teams tried to slip in late.

UPDATE 2: Drama not involving the Cubs is the best kind of drama:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.