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.
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.