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jabrch
01-14-2005, 03:02 PM
3 years for 8.5mm with a mutual option third year...per WSCR

mweflen
01-14-2005, 03:03 PM
Any idea what $$$ the 3rd year option is for?

Either way, a pretty good deal if he performs at 2004 levels. And avoids crashing any fast moving vehicles...

Palehose13
01-14-2005, 03:04 PM
2 years for 8.5mm + a mutual option third year...per WSCR
That's great. When was he arbitration eligible?

jabrch
01-14-2005, 03:05 PM
They said a "mutual option" - so that means it is probably his option first to come back at about the same as the other two years (about 4-5mm) then if he declines it, our option to bring him back at a decent raise off of that number....similar to how Frank's options are structured...

Tekijawa
01-14-2005, 03:05 PM
Well that take care of the Arbitration years... kind of a "non-move" really?!?!? If anything I would have liked to have seen 3 years + and option, but hey I'll take it!

MUsoxfan
01-14-2005, 03:05 PM
I never do this but....:bandance::supernana::bandance::supernana:: D::Rocker:

jabrch
01-14-2005, 03:06 PM
That's great. When was he arbitration eligible?
I believe this year was to be his first arbitration year.

Unregistered
01-14-2005, 03:08 PM
Well that take care of the Arbitration years... kind of a "non-move" really?!?!? If anything I would have liked to have seen 3 years + and option, but hey I'll take it! Is this a non-move, or is it money we'd be throwing at Iguchi to sign with us? Does this have any effect on that potential signing? :?:

ChiWhiteSox1337
01-14-2005, 03:08 PM
Woohoo! I like how the sox have locked up Uribe and Rowand so they don't have to worry about arbitration.. :smile:

MUsoxfan
01-14-2005, 03:11 PM
Is this a non-move, or is it money we'd be throwing at Iguchi to sign with us? Does this have any effect on that potential signing? :?:
I don't think this at all effects an Iguchi signing. Rowand's big bucks start coming to him next year....just look at that is being Everett's money shifted over to Rowand

jabrch
01-14-2005, 03:14 PM
Is this a non-move, or is it money we'd be throwing at Iguchi to sign with us? Does this have any effect on that potential signing? :?:
It has no effect on that signing - as we'd have to have gone to arbitration anyhow with Rowand. This just means we won't have to sit at an aribtration hearing and badmouth Rowand to get his price down at all during his tenure with the team or worry about him being (or having a right to be) unhappy with his deal. It's a good thing.

Iguchi, if it happens, will be independent of Rowand.

mweflen
01-14-2005, 03:16 PM
Yes, I believe Rowand was eligible for arbitration after the 2005 season. So this signing is decent insurance against that.

Man Soo Lee
01-14-2005, 03:24 PM
From whitesox.com (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/news/cws_press_release.jsp?ymd=20050114&content_id=931159&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp):
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Aaron Rowand on a two-year contract with mutual options for the 2007 season, avoiding arbitration. Under terms of the deal, Rowand will be paid $2 million in 2005 and $3.25 million in 2006 and holds a player option at $3.25 million for 2007. The club holds an option for 2007 at $5 million.

mweflen
01-14-2005, 03:26 PM
That's even better! A great deal moneywise for the Sox, and Rowand's first multimillion score. Sweet for both sides!

Unregistered
01-14-2005, 03:27 PM
It has no effect on that signing - as we'd have to have gone to arbitration anyhow with Rowand. This just means we won't have to sit at an aribtration hearing and badmouth Rowand to get his price down at all during his tenure with the team or worry about him being (or having a right to be) unhappy with his deal. It's a good thing.

Iguchi, if it happens, will be independent of Rowand. OK, good. In that case: :bandance:

Jjav829
01-14-2005, 03:30 PM
That's a bargain. We're only paying him $2 million this season? In comparison, we are paying Timo Perez $1 million. That's extremely cheap and shouldn't have any effect on whether or not we sign Iguchi. Good signing! Nice to avoid arbitration and get a good price.

:bandance:

JUribe1989
01-14-2005, 03:37 PM
:bandance: If Rowand plays as well as he did last year this is a complete bargain. :bandance:

WinningUgly!
01-14-2005, 03:40 PM
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Aaron Rowand on a two-year contract with mutual options for the 2007 season, avoiding arbitration. Under terms of the deal, Rowand will be paid $2 million in 2005 and $3.25 million in 2006 and holds a player option at $3.25 million for 2007. The club holds an option for 2007 at $5 million.
Linky (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/news/cws_press_release.jsp?ymd=20050114&content_id=931159&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp)

jabrch
01-14-2005, 03:41 PM
From whitesox.com (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/news/cws_press_release.jsp?ymd=20050114&content_id=931159&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp):
great deal...fair for both sides...

ChiSoxMTR
01-14-2005, 03:58 PM
I just got this e-mail from chisox.com:

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Aaron Rowand on
a two-year contract with mutual options for the 2007 season, avoiding arbitration.
Under terms of the deal, Rowand will be paid $2 million in 2005 and $3.25 million in
2006 and holds a player option at $3.25 million for 2007. The club holds an option
for 2007 at $5 million.

Rowand, 27, set career highs in every offensive category in 2004, batting .310
(151-487) with 38 doubles, 24 home runs, 69 RBI, 94 runs scored and 17 stolen bases
in 140 games. He ranked seventh in the American League with a .544 slugging
percentage, 12th in average and tied for 12th in doubles.

“Aaron is a player that our organization and White Sox fans have come to embrace
because of his all-out style of play,” said Ken Williams, White Sox general
manager. “We believe he epitomizes the type of team we are building on the South
Side, and it is particularly satisfying to be able to reward a player that we
drafted and developed and whose best years we feel are still ahead of him.”

Among AL center fielders last season, Rowand ranked first in slugging percentage and
on-base plus slugging (.905), tied for first in home runs, second in average and
runs scored and tied for second in extra-base hits (64). He led the Sox in average
and doubles, ranked second in runs scored, multihit games (42) and stolen bases,
third in hits and fourth in home runs.

Rowand, 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds, is a career .290 (310-1,069) hitter with 41 home
runs and 142 RBI in 422 games, all with the Sox. He was selected by the White Sox
out of Cal-State Fullerton with a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds
of the June 1998 First-Year Player Draft.

rdivaldi
01-14-2005, 03:58 PM
I agree, that's a complete bargain for the Sox...

chisoxmike
01-14-2005, 07:17 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet...

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Aaron Rowand on a two-year contract with mutual options for the 2007 season, avoiding arbitration. Under terms of the deal, Rowand will be paid $2 million in 2005 and $3.25 million in 2006 and holds a player option at $3.25 million for 2007. The club holds an option for 2007 at $5 million.


Rowand, 27, set career highs in every offensive category in 2004, batting .310 (151-487) with 38 doubles, 24 home runs, 69 RBI, 94 runs scored and 17 stolen bases in 140 games. He ranked seventh in the American League with a .544 slugging percentage, 12th in average and tied for 12th in doubles.

"Aaron is a player that our organization and White Sox fans have come to embrace because of his all-out style of play," said Ken Williams, White Sox general manager. "We believe he epitomizes the type of team we are building on the South Side, and it is particularly satisfying to be able to reward a player that we drafted and developed and whose best years we feel are still ahead of him."

Among AL center fielders last season, Rowand ranked first in slugging percentage and on-base plus slugging (.905), tied for first in home runs, second in average and runs scored and tied for second in extra-base hits (64). He led the Sox in average and doubles, ranked second in runs scored, multihit games (42) and stolen bases, third in hits and fourth in home runs. Rowand, 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds, is a career .290 (310-1,069) hitter with 41 home runs and 142 RBI in 422 games, all with the Sox. He was selected by the White Sox out of Cal-State Fullerton with a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds of the June 1998 First-Year Player Draft.

Rocklive99
01-14-2005, 07:21 PM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44108

Good for Aaron, usually Soxfest means some announcement that Aaron's job has been taken from him, nice to guarantee him some time here

chisox06
01-14-2005, 07:21 PM
Good stuff, I like everything about this guy. Like his play in center, like his bat, and most importantly I like his attitude. Rowand is not the most gifted baseball player, but hes gotten where hes at through very hard work and dedication, he's a very easy guy to root for. GOOD NEWS!

Palehose13
01-14-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet...
It was. The thread titled "Rowand signs..." :wink:

chisoxmike
01-14-2005, 07:34 PM
stupid me:redneck

Daver
01-14-2005, 08:08 PM
Jamie Burke also signed a minor league deal.

voodoochile
01-14-2005, 08:09 PM
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted yet...
Actually, it was, but you have to look past the first 10 threads to find it...:wink:

B M l o t 7
01-14-2005, 11:11 PM
This is a great job by KW. Instead of developing a good player and then trading him, or letting him go, KW signs Rowand to a long term deal. KW has been doing great this off season, especially with the amount of money he has.