Former US Army Captain Michael Erin currently serves as the vice president of development at The Economic Club of Las Vegas. Away from his professional life, Michael Erin enjoys watching Major League Baseball, and his favorite team is the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs have acquired star closer Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Yankees, sending Rashad Crawford, Adam Warren, Billy McKinney and Gleyber Torres--all minor league prospects--back in return.
The 28-year-old Chapman is one of the more prominent names that has been floating around the trading block according to MLB analysts. Media reports indicate that the Yankees were shopping the reliever around to the Nationals, Dodgers, Giants, and Cubs, with Chicago ultimately coming away with the deal.
Since returning from an early season suspension, Chapman has been a force in the bullpen, posting a 2.01 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.5 to 1, saving 20 games, and averaging 13 strikeouts per nine innings. By acquiring Chapman, the Cubs solidify their late-game pitching, hoping that this will be the final piece in the team’s effort to produce a championship for long-suffering Cubs fans.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.