Chicago Cubs: Chapman disagreed with Maddon on his pitch usage in postseason


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Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports
Caylor Arnold - USA Today Sports

Former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman re-signed with the New York Yankees for a five-year contract with $86 million. The contract was a record amount for a closer.

"Thanks, Chicago Cubs for the support and love given," Chapman tweeted on Thursday. "Very happy and honored to say I was part of the 2016 WS Champ. Thank you Chicago." #FlytheW

However, Chapman told reporters on Friday that he disagreed with how manager Joe Maddon used him during the 2016 postseason with multiple innings in a single game and back-to-back games but feels healthy going into next season according to Yankees insider Bryan Hoch.

"Personally, I don't agree with the way he used me, but he is the manager, and he has the strategy. My job is to be ready, to be ready to pitch. However, that is, however, many innings that is, I need to be ready for that. I need to go in and do my job."

Chapman pointed out that he disagreed with them using him in Game 6 of the World Series as he was too tired to effective in Game 7.

Chapman was 4-1 with a 1.55 ERA with 36 saves and 90 strikeouts during the regular season in 2016. In the postseason in 15.2 innings, he had a 3.45 ERA with four saves while striking out 21.

For his career, he has a 2.08 ERA with 182 saves and 636 strikeouts.

The Cubs could not pay that huge amount for a closer, and they went with a more cost-effective Wade Davis contract for one year and ten million.

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