Of course, nothing valuable comes without a cost. The Cubbies had to part ways with their top prospect, Gleyber Torres, and outfield prospect Billy McKinney. Adam Warren, a pitcher, will also be sent to New York along with an unidentified fourth player.
Chapman should give the Cubs the spark they need after slowing down considerably since their historic start. The Cubs have managed to keep their MLB roster completely intact while acquiring a much needed dominant closing pitcher. As of now, the deal seems to benefit both sides, but the Cubs should see those benefits in the near future.