Something very strange, dark and mysterious is going on surrounding Aroldis Chapman.
It was just over a week ago that I declared him the lynchpin to the Cincinnati Reds 2012 uprising. A night later he gets in trouble for driving his car 101 miles an hour in Grove City. I thought little of it. Earlier this week, Chapman’s ‘girlfriend’ was found at a hotel in Pittsburgh bound by napkins.
It just didn’t add up. It doesn’t add up. Like a close friend suggested to me via text–that isn’t a run of the mill crime–that’s mafioso-style shit. That’s legit wiseguy message being sent. I let my mind drift a little but kept it from fully wandering. Then I started reading some rotoworld posts.
You’d have to think that this guy is involved in something illegal. No one just breaks into a hotel room and leaves a girl tied up for no reason. I think this was probably sending a message to Aroldis that it could be a lot worse next time.
WTF??? This guy’s life is filled with very strange things…..
lol wow…. wtf? I have been offering the world for this guy for awhile now… No one has been biting. I stopped trying to trade for him once I heard about the law suit / speeding thing… Now this, good lord. I need to hear the details on this one.
I don’t know man. I’m actually considering moving him now while his value is perceived to be high. Thought I locked onto a top closer when I picked him up, but this sh*t is too weird.
And then the insinuations got worse. And closer to the path I was thinking along.
My guess is that he got involved with some Cuban mobsters in order to defect from Cuba and he hasn’t paid them back or something. Someone’s trying to intimidate him.
Could be: drugs, gang, cuban, gambling, etc.
It may be a couple years out, but I have a feeling The Life of Aroldis Chapman is going to take a more interesting turn. Prediction – Movie out in 6 years…
I hate to jump to conclusions since none of us really know the guy, but it’s clear that even in the best case scenario, this guy has been involved in things that aren’t exactly good…all this happening so quickly is not a good sign. I don’t think it’s necessarily anything to trade him over yet, but if more creepy a** things like this keep coming out it might be time to consider it.
And then the final commend that rang home:
There’s something seriously bad going on around this guy.
I’ve got a theory about this. I won’t speculate too much, because it’s purely conjecture. But I think there is something that we don’t know about this guy, and that something would give us more details as to why that happened to Chapman’s lady friend at what was reported to be a secure hotel. This didn’t go down at the Days Inn. Oh, and by the way; the lady was married.
When you watch Chapman pitch, you probably get the same feelings that I do. That no one could ever stop this guy but himself. Nothing can derail stuff that good–and it’s the best I’ve seen in maybe 20 years–except something like this. That’s if it’s what I think it is.
There’s rooms in this temple we don’t know the location of. I think as time goes on we’re all going to find out a lot more about Chapman.
I think Chapman is into someone for money or something of some nature. I don’t really want to speculate beyond that. I hope that the stories are about All-Star appearances and Cy Young contention in the years to come, but I have a feeling we’ll be linking this story at a future date to something that connects the dots for us.