This morning I saw a tweet about how “desirable” the Dodgers manager job is, noting that it’s great as long as you’re cool with a team that has one ace, one decent reliever, four platoon outfielders, no second baseman a huge payroll and sky-high expectations. I realize that the offseason is young and that the club will make moves, but there’s a core of truth to that and I laughed.
Chapman, of course, is the most dominant reliever in the sport, having struck out 546 dudes in 319 career innings. If you paired him with Kenley Jansen, that’d be some Kansas City Royals-style late inning dominance. It’d also be a nice “welcome aboard” present for new manager Dave Roberts.