Can't say I'm surprised, I've known this was coming ever since I heard Chapman and Cashman were talking like two days after the World Series. Chapman is a physical specimen, he's 6'4", 212lbs, and he's thrown more fastballs over 100 MPH since 2010 than the next seven guys on the list combined. Clearly he's a once in a generation, maybe even a once in a lifetime talent. I stated my reasons for concern with signing Chapman long term for this amount of money, when the Yankees submitted their offer a few days ago(Read Here). I'm not going to talk about my concerns with Chapman since I already did that, so let's just appreciate what we have while we have it. Chapman is the most dominant closer on the planet, sure there's guys over the years that have stacked up against him, but he's consistently remained in the elite closer category, while those guys fell off. A bullpen with Adam Warren, Tyler Clippard, Dellin Betances, and Aroldis Chapman, is a bullpen I'm very confident in. 6 quality innings from our starting pitching and were in position to get the win. I like our chances a lot more to sneak into the wildcard game now that we have an elite bullpen. Our starting pitching might be horrendous, but if we can get a lead late, we're keeping it. Cashman is doing a fantastic job of building for the future while keeping the team competitive now, that's an almost impossible task to do, and Cashman is finessing this plan to perfection. I'll enjoy every second of the overpowering pitching that occurs in the 8th and 9th inning almost every night and worry about Chapman's arm falling apart when it actually happens. Another tip off the cap to Brian Cashman, keep killing it boss, you're making all the Yankee fans proud.