It sounds like the Aroldis Chapman fiasco has finally come full circle.
As of early Thursday morning, it appears the idea of a Chapman-Kenley Jansen duo coming out of the Dodgers’ bullpen is a thing of the past.
Dodgers have moved on from chapman and are weighing Andrew miller among other pitchers and also hitters
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2015
A report was floated Wednesday that the Dodgers had taken up an interest in Miller, but that the Chapman deal was still on hold. Now, the deal is dead so there’s some time to speculate as to why.
One has to imagine the public relations hit factors into this decision, as the details in the police report are pretty impossible to defend without calling the victim a liar — which is never a good look.
The Dodgers very well have also soured on how the Reds organization is being run. There’s something incredibly weird going on there, and Andrew Friedman simply might not trust them anymore. This is definitely something worth discussing later.
For now, though, the Dodgers’ attention shifts elsewhere as they try to reclaim some momentum at the very end of these Winter Meetings.
Are division titles won in December? Nope. Do I think fans would rather be looking forward to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season as of right now than to whatever might be ahead for the Dodgers based on this past week? Unfortunately, the insanely obvious answer is: yup.