On top of that, a lock-down closer has infinitely more value to a world series contender than he does to the worst team in the league. That part of it doesn't make very much sense, and I really think it's a one in a million shot that they would consider trading Chapman anyway.
Trading the exact kind of guys we need to keep this thing rolling for 1 high priced player would only make sense if we got way, way better in the short term. I'm not at all convinced that would be the case. In fact, and I realize I'm probably on an island for this, I'd call Chapman vs Stanton a wash in 2013 alone.