Nationals To Sign Chapman?

Paul KellyContributor IJanuary 10, 2010

SAN DIEGO - MARCH 15: Aroldis Chapman #52 of team Cuba pitches against team Japan during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Round 2 Pool 1 match on March 15, 2009 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Jeff Passan reports via Twitter:
"Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman agrees to $30M deal with National League team, according to source. Left Ft. Lauderdale airport this a.m. to sign"

http://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/7598662943


Jon Heyman previously said it was the Nats and Marlins (Mets and Astros withdrew) in on Chapman, saying Florida's offer was around 16MM. It's unlikely that they have DOUBLED their offer to the young cuban, so it appears that the Nationals are the victor.