Originally Posted by #1swisher
Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN
Jose Abreu deal includes $10 mil signing bonus. Salary for '14 is $7 mil. 15: $7m, 16: $10 mil. 17: $10.5 mil. 18: $11.5 mil. 19: $12 mil.
Eight teams were in on Jose Abreu per his agent, Barry Praver. Five hit $60 mil mark.
Jose Abreu can opt out of contract for arbitration with #WhiteSox after three seasons.
Would be under team control.
Interesting. Unless Abreu turns out to be a bust, then I can't imagine him NOT making himself arbitration-eligible beginning in 2017 and he might be making quite a bit more than the $10.5M-12M listed for the final 3 years of his contract.
I'm not complaining by any means, but it's not as simple as locking him up for 6yrs/$68M.