While $300,000 per inning is a steep price to pay, the Yankees already got the return on their investment through what was essentially a half season lease of Chapman to the Chicago Cubs during their championship run. Meanwhile, the Bronx Bombers stocked up their farm system with the Cubs' prospects, which will likely pay dividends in the near future.
If the Yankees are the evil empire of baseball, then Brian Cashman is Darth Vader, Hal Steinbrenner is the Emperor and they have successfully lured both Chapman and the younglings in the Cubs' farm system to the dark side of the Bronx.
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