Today, Brian Cashman told reporters that he has spoken to Aroldis Chapman along with some other free agents already about joining the Yankees. Cashman is looking at pitching this offseason since there's no real place for position places to be signed unless he makes a trade and opens up a spot for someone. The only thing is the free agent pitching market is very thin in the starter department, the reliever department is a different story, with the likes of Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melacon all available this offseason. Hearing Cashman say that he has already been talking to Chapman meanwhile he was playing in the World Series just 4 days ago just shows how badly Cashman wants the flame throwing lefty back in NY. Getting Chapman back would be a huge upgrade to a bullpen that held together well for about 6 weeks after trading away Miller and Chapman for prospects, but struggled mightily down the stretch when they were needed most, adding Chapman back will elevate them back to one of the best bullpens in the league without a doubt. How much of an evil genius will Cashman look like if he can get Chapman back, trades him away to the Cubs for their #1 prospect Gleybar Torres, who might I add is killing it in the Arizona fall league, just to get Chapman back the next season. We probably wouldn't have made the playoffs anyways so sending Chapman to Chicago as a rental for their #1 prospect just to get Chapman back a few months later would be the ultimate robbery. Granted the Cubs did accomplish their goal of winning the World Series so they got exactly what they wanted out of this trade, but the Yankees could be getting the last laugh in the long run if Torres becomes the stud we expect him to be, and if the Yankees are able to sign Chapman back. Love seeing Cashman being so proactive this early in free agency, it's a sign of good things to come hopefully because lord knows we need a ton of help in the pitching department if we want to make a postseason run this year.