Breaking Down the Yankees-White Sox Trade

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Todd Frazier and David Robertson, along with Tommy Kahnle, are the newest additions to the New York Yankees’ roster.

Just one season removed from selling at the trade deadline, Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees reprised their familiar role as deadline buyers by executing a stunning, seven-player trade with the Chicago White Sox last night.

In the massive swap, the Yankees acquired first/third baseman Todd Frazier, former Yankee reliever David Robertson, and reliever Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects: OF Blake Rutherford, LHP Ian Clarkin, and OF Tito Polo.

Let’s break this trade down team by team and analyze what it means for both the Yankees and White Sox franchises.

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Breaking Down the Aroldis Chapman Trade

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Aroldis Chapman is now a New York Yankee after he was traded to the Bronx for a package of 4 mid-range prospects.

In what was one of the offseason’s most unexpected and most exciting trades, the New York Yankees acquired All-Star Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in exchange for 4 non-top-10 prospects in Rookie Davis, Eric Jagielo, Tony Renda, and Caleb Cotham. Initial reaction? Pure shock. While Chapman was on the block all winter long, the Yankees never seemed all that connected to him. But after Chapman was accused of domestic violence, his asking price dropped and the Yankees swooped in while other teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers turned away. Here’s Overtime’s reaction and breakdown of the Aroldis Chapman trade.

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