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ajismyhero
01-03-2007, 03:08 PM
This just in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-070103cubscotts,1,2131633.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed

Cubs signed him to a one-year $825,000 deal, with an incentive of $150,000 if he........get this........is World Series MVP. Hope the contract was in teal!!

itsnotrequired
01-03-2007, 03:11 PM
This just in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-070103cubscotts,1,2131633.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed

Cubs signed him to a one-year $825,000 deal, with an incentive of $150,000 if he........get this........is World Series MVP. Hope the contract was in teal!!

I'm sure that bonus was a sticking point that held up the negotiations.

:rolleyes:

ajismyhero
01-03-2007, 03:13 PM
I'm sure that bonus was a sticking point that held up the negotiations.

:rolleyes:

I really hope they were laughing when they put it in ink.

QCIASOXFAN
01-03-2007, 03:13 PM
This just in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-070103cubscotts,1,2131633.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed

With an incentive of $150,000 if he........get this........is World Series MVP. I would like to go out to Vegas and put a futures bet on this.

Fred Manrique
01-03-2007, 03:15 PM
I would like to go out to Vegas and put a futures bet on this.

I bet you could get 150,000 dollars yourself for betting a dollar on him being MVP.

Madvora
01-03-2007, 03:15 PM
World Series MVP in his contract on that team. That's one of the funniest things I have ever heard involving baseball.

jenn2080
01-03-2007, 03:15 PM
This just in:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-070103cubscotts,1,2131633.story?coll=chi-sportstop-hed

Cubs signed him to a one-year $825,000 deal, with an incentive of $150,000 if he........get this........is World Series MVP. Hope the contract was in teal!!


I hope he is not banking on the $150,000.

Vernam
01-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Guess this must be what Phil Rogers had in mind when saying the Sox won't commit big bucks to keep their 2005 pitching stars. Damn you, Kenny, for not ponying up the $150K to make Neal feel loved!

Vernam

soxinem1
01-03-2007, 04:25 PM
That reminds me of that ridiculous team option of $4-5 milion that the White Sox had with Brook Fordyce a few years back, that the Orioles turned down about a day after the season ended in 2000-2001.

But Cotts won't even have a shot to colect that bonus, unless he is traded back here!

What's more amazing is the fact his salary doubles in reward for being a total failure in 2006.

ChiSoxLifer
01-03-2007, 04:56 PM
He should've just negotiated a per appearance pay of $10,000. With that starting rotation, he very well earn 1.62 million.

santo=dorf
01-03-2007, 04:59 PM
Only a matter of time before the Tribune calls it a deal that guarantees him 975K. :rolleyes:

soxfanreggie
01-03-2007, 08:48 PM
I wish it would have been 4 years $15 million...that way my Redbirds would get a nice donation from our alum. I loved when one of my favorite college pitchers was playing on my favorite team, but unfortunately he got traded to a team I despise.

ode to veeck
01-04-2007, 10:02 PM
I really hope they were laughing when they put it in ink.

the only question is that clause written in teal or deep pink

Mohoney
01-05-2007, 08:04 AM
With the way money is being tossed around up there, I'm shocked that it wasn't something like $5 million for 3 years.

downstairs
01-05-2007, 11:34 AM
Honestly, that clause is an insult to Cubs fans.

Can you imagine pre-2005 if a White Sox player (especially one who wouldn't have a hope of being an MVP of anything) got a World Series MVP bonus?

It just feels like "well, we'll never make the World Series... but if we put these clauses in there, it sure feels like it!)

DSpivack
01-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Honestly, that clause is an insult to Cubs fans.

Can you imagine pre-2005 if a White Sox player (especially one who wouldn't have a hope of being an MVP of anything) got a World Series MVP bonus?

It just feels like "well, we'll never make the World Series... but if we put these clauses in there, it sure feels like it!)

Surprising thing is that it was just $150,000.

tlebar318
01-12-2007, 04:14 PM
I wish it would have been 4 years $15 million...that way my Redbirds would get a nice donation from our alum. I loved when one of my favorite college pitchers was playing on my favorite team, but unfortunately he got traded to a team I despise.

you are preaching to the choir--I am a Redbird and was proud to call Neil an alumni--now I am saddened but I will still be supportive of him--