CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 28: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Three of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Destroyed Aroldis Chapman’s Arm

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series and blah blah. That’s not the biggest news of the MLB season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s cool that the Cubbies finally won a chip but that’s minor compared to the real story: Joe Maddon ruining Aroldis Chapman’s arm.

Maddon’s use of Chapman is Game 5 made me nervous. The Cubs sent Aroldis in during the 7th inning and asked him to make an 8-out save. During this 3 inning outing, Chapman launched 42 pitches. At that point, I was suspicious of Maddon but just figured he was desperate for a win and used his best pitcher. Whatever.

But what the fuck was up with Chapman coming into Game 6 while they were already up a bajillion runs? In Game 6 he threw an addition 20 pitches in a 9-3 win over the Indians. Why would you use Aroldis after he pitched 3 innings the night before and you’re up a touchdown?


Joe Maddon will forever be a Tampa Bay Devil Ray in my brain. This was a straight up deliberate shot at New York. The story after Chapman was traded to the Cubs was that he would 1000% resign with the Yankees after the season was over.

Dear MLB, I need Maddon to be reprimanded for his blatant tampering.

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Written by TheLesterLee

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