Update: The trade is now being help up due to the domestic violence incident at Aroldis Chapman's home as reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Jeff Passen of Yahoo Sports also adds incident details.
 
The Cincinnati Reds have finally pulled the trigger on trading closer Aroldis Chapman. His new home? The Los Angeles Dodgers, where Chapman will presumably form a dynamic 8th & 9th inning combo with incumbent closer Kenley Jansen. BREAKING: #Dodgers agree to acquire Chapman from #Reds for two prospects. Deal is pending review of medical records, sources say. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2015
The Los Angeles Dodgers are rapidly implementing plan B, after losing on Zack Greinke. The Dodgers look to strengthen their bullpen to supplement their shallow rotation, and they do so with Aroldis Chapman. The Confusing front office strategy for the Dodgers, however, continues with this move.  While we don't know the prospects being sent, Aroldis Chapman is a free agent at the end of 2016.  With the Dodgers massive payroll you would think retaining his services would be well within their means, but as we saw with Greinke, they don't always seem willing to do so. The Dodgers also now have a bit of a closer competition. We all saw how well that worked out for the Washington Nationals. In the end, the Dodgers did get themselves the most electric arm in the game, and he will help them in 2016.  

 

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