Originally Posted by texasdave
Your money figure is wrong.
You are correct.
: Chapman's contract allows him to opt for arbitration after 2013 and when he does so his $3mil salary for 2014 will be converted into a bonus which must be paid in addition to the salary determined by the arbitration process.
So based on my understanding of the term's of Chapman's deal his salary structure will be as follows:
2014: 1st year of arbitration + $3mil bonus
2015: 2nd year of arbitration
2016: 3rd year of arbitration
2017: Free agent