Aroldis Chapman seeking six-year contract in free agency
Aroldis Chapman wants a very lengthy contract from his next employer.
The free agent closer told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s hoping to receive a six-year deal in the free agent market, and denied requesting a $100 million contract.
“The only thing I have expressed that I would like is a six-year contract,” Chapman said. “I know that doesn’t mean that I will get it, but that’s what I would like to sign. There are rumors out there that I requested $100 million and that’s not true at all. I believe that if you deserve something, you don’t ask for it.”
Chapman is drawing plenty of interest, but his most recent team, the Chicago Cubs, are not one of the clubs in on him at the moment.
“The Cubs have never expressed any interest in re-signing me, as far as I know,” Chapman said.
Chapman will be expensive and a lengthy commitment. Even he admits he might be asking too much, but he should get four or five years at least. If this deal is any indication, he’ll also get a significant payday.