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Thread: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to six-year deal (Financials TBD)

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Yes. More on that later.
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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Just got a text from Fay saying it's not done yet, but could be for as much as 10 years
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    At six million a year, guy is a lot cheaper than a big league TOR starter. His first year or even two may be in the minors, but the overall outlay of funds makes sense.

    Of course, the signals are strong that Harang, Arroyo, or both will be gone by the end of 2010, if not sooner.

    No doubt that this is an excellent gamble by the Reds. But it presents a dilemma for the sports media which are now faced with prominently mentioning the Reds this off season.
    It's not exactly like the sports media has been shunning a plethora of news worthy moves by the Reds....
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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    John Fay just posted on his blog
    Please welcome me back from furlough.

    The Reds are, indeed, talking to Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman. I’ve got a call into Walt Jocketty but haven’t heard back.

    The Reds are close to wrapping the deal up. It could be for as long as 10 years.

    I’ll update if I find out more.

    Chapman, 22, pitched for Cuban National team in the World Baseball Classic.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    The Reds are close to wrapping the deal up. It could be for as long as 10 years.
    What?! Really??!

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    If this was 30 million for 10 years, it would be unbelievable

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It's not exactly like the sports media has been shunning a plethora of news worthy moves by the Reds....
    True. They have earned the silence.

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    What?! Really??!
    10 years is a bit, well, crazy.
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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    10 years is a bit, well, crazy.
    10 years is, yes, a bit crazy. But 3 million a year is , well, a bit like highway robbery.
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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    If this was 30 million for 10 years, it would be unbelievable


    Not sure how all the reports could be that far off in terms of money/years but I would certainly welcome as many years as possible.

    Why would Chapman do that though? Face it, if he's as good as advertised he should only want a 3-5 year contract so he can establish himself as a legit TOR starter and then go get the monster bucks.

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    10 years is a bit, well, crazy.
    If it's true, they could take their sweet time in developing him correctly...
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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    10 years is a bit, well, crazy.
    I think Fay was just saying we don't know the terms yet and threw that out there as a way to say it COULD be something. No way its for 10 years.

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    If this was 30 million for 10 years, it would be unbelievable
    You can say that again.

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    10 years is, yes, a bit crazy. But 3 million a year is , well, a bit like highway robbery.
    I think we can safely assume that if it's for ten years, he'll bring home more then 3mm a year.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Jeff Passan: Reds sign Cuban lefty Aroldis Chapman to five-year, $30 million cont

    If the hype abot Chapman is true, this is the best move in a long time. A young TOR arm was a big hole in the system.

    Props to the Reds and all involved.

    Anybody care to try posting a Chapman timeteable? I'm not up on Cuban prospects as much as I would like to be, but given the circumstances and the hype it seems like a really good move anyway.
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