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Aroldis Chapman: Should the Houston Astros Pursue the Cuban Pitcher?

Published by on December 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

There are a few things to like about Aroldis Chapman, the pitcher who defected from Cuba and is looking for an MLB team to pitch for.

First, he thumbed his nose at Fidel Castro and all those whiny, Castro-loving celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Oliver Stone by defecting. (Granted, his reason for defecting may stem from the prospect of millions of American dollars rather than a thirst for political freedom).

Second, at a recent bullpen session in Houston in front of many Major League scouts, he was impressive with his pitching "stuff". Ed Wade (you know, that guy charged with the general managing of the Houston Astros; tantamount these days to taking a large pile of cow manure and making it smell nice) liked wha...

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