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Old 10-29-2013, 03:29 PM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by #1swisher View Post
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.
That says a lot about what teams' scouts feel about his potential. Even if he's Adam Dunn bad for the duration, this was a huge signing for us. Much better than chasing old players just to be semi-competitive. Hahn had a really terrible start to his GM tenure with some really bonehead moves, but between this and the Peavy trade things are definitely looking up.
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