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Diamondbacks | Arizona out of Aroldis Chapman stakes

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:59:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is no longer an option for the Arizona Diamondbacks, as trade negotiations have broken down between the two teams, according to the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman will remain a high-end closer with the Reds or any other team. Though, a trade to a contender could boost his opportunities. The Houston Astros have been linked to Chapman, which projects to be an upgrade for him. Stay tuned.

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Astros | Houston making push for Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:27:10 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is of interest to the Houston Astros, and the closer appears to be the main target for the Astros as the trade deadline approaches quickly.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman will remain an elite fantasy closer regardless of where he pitches. If Houston adds Chapman as their closer, Luke Gregerson will be banished to a setup role and will lose all of his fantasy value. If you own him, be ready to pursue other saves avenues.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona willing to trade Braden Shipley

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:30:49 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Braden Shipley would be available in a package to acquire Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman. The Diamondbacks are also willing to include one or two more of their top 10 prospects to land Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: It shows that the D-backs are very serious about trading for Chapman, who would remain an elite fantasy closer. Brad Ziegler would lose all of his fantasy value with a return to a setup role. Shipley is 8-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP at Class AA Mobile this year, so he's unlikely to be a fantasy factor for teams until at least next season.

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Reds | 50-50 chance Aroldis Chapman is traded

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:21:52 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman has a 50-50 chance of being traded, according to an official from a team involved in talks for Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman remains an elite fantasy closer wherever he's pitching. Owners in need of saves should immediately add J.J. Hoover, as he's the likely replacement in the ninth inning for the Reds if they do indeed trade Chapman.

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Reds | Several teams want Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:24:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is being eyed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. The Yankees appear to be more involved with San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, though.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman is one of the most dominant closers in the game and is an elite fantasy fireman. That won't change if he's dealt to a new team. J.J. Hoover would be the likely replacement in the ninth for the Reds, so stash him now if you're looking for more saves.

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Yankees | NY checking on Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:02:31 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is being checked on by the New York Yankees, but a trade is "not likely" to happen.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman's fantasy value as an elite closing option will not change if he leaves Cincy. If he joins the Yankees, that'll lessen the value of Andrew Miller, since he'd be moved to a setup role. Stash J.J. Hoover, the expected closer for the Reds if Chapman leaves town.

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Diamondbacks | Arizona a long shot for Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:54:32 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds have better offers for RP Aroldis Chapman, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are now considered long shots to land him.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like there's a good chance Chapman will stay with the Reds, but stay tuned. His fantasy value as an elite closer will not change if he's traded. In fact, it may be boosted if he lands with a contender. Stash J.J. Hoover, the man expected to take over in the ninth, if you're looking for saves avenues.

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Reds | Aroldis Chapman likely to stay with Reds

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:14:05 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is not expected to be traded. The list of teams interested in trading for him has shrunk dramatically, which has made the likelihood of him being dealt slim.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman remains a top-tier closer regardless of his jersey, so continue to view him as such. For the year, he has three wins and 20 saves with a 1.69 ERA, a 1.62 FIP, a 1.22 WHIP and a 15.8 K/9.

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Diamondbacks | ARI pursing Aroldis Chapman

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:01 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is being pursued by the Arizona Diamondbacks in advance of the July 31 trade deadline.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman's ability to toss a 100 mile an hour fastball is attracting plenty of attention from teams, but the asking price for Chapman may be too high, according to some sources. Chapman remains one of the best relief pitchers on the market and in fantasy leagues.

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Nationals | WAS making push for Craig Kimbrel?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:17:00 -0700

The Washington Nationals are the hottest team in pursuit of San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, according to sources. The Nationals are also linked to Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: A move to the Nationals would be huge for both the team and fantasy owners, as Kimbrel is a lights-out closer who could rack up big-time save totals in the final two months for a contender.

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