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The Mets should call on the Kansas City Royals to acquire the services of a well-known arm in New York City

One relief pitcher who was widely ignored in free agency this past offseason was Aroldis Chapman. "The Cuban Missile" as he is known came from a few regular years with the New York Yankees due specifically to his control.

Chapman has been a flame thrower pitcher throughout his career who induces a lot of strikeouts and little contact, but in the last two years, he had had walk problems allowing about seven per nine innings. However, at the age of 35, Kansas City awarded him a contract of $3,750,000 for one year with the aim of obtaining a good reliever to help them during the year or as a trade chip if they do not compete.

Chapman has started the year well, striking out more than half the hitters he faces while allowing a ratio of fewer than two walks per nine innings. The opposition is hitting under .200 and their fastball and sinker are averaging 100 mph.

Chapman looks like a good option to return to New York to demonstrate his great arsenal and speed. On a team with older bullpen pitchers, Chapman can emerge as a bullpen arm for high-leverage situations and a big threat against lefties.

The cost to acquire Aroldis Chapman would not be high due to his one-year contract. One or two prospects from the Mets organization's top 20-30 could be enough to acquire an arm with potentially high impact and experience like this lefty Cuban pitcher.

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