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The Cubs Add Flame Thrower Aroldis Chapman

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If the Chicago Cubs faithful wanted more of a guarantee then what the Back to the Future movie could have offered, they received it on Monday as the Cubs added the best closer in the game in Aroldis Chapman.

The lefty flame thrower, who started the season with the New York Yankees, was traded to Chicago on Monday in exchange for four players which included top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres.

Chapman, 28, appeared in 31 games for New York, saving 20 of 21 chances, and struck out 44 batters in 31.1 innings. Opponents are hitting just .179 against him and he has a 0.89 WHIP.

Can this be the final piece to the puzzle for the Chicago Cubs to finally make it back to the World Series? Well only another few months of baseball will answer the question, but if I was a betting man, I’d have to say, the “W” will be flying high come November baseball.

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