And, if Walt is to be believed from his conversation with Fay as recounted by Fay last night, contract is not an issue in their decision, and all options are on the table at this point.
It's a marathon, not a race.
What's his first milestone for contract purposes?
23 Years and Counting...
I'm really not sure this is the case though... I think the best bet is to surround him with as many latin players as possible and that will help more than whether or not the games mean as much...
2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)
So basically, whenever he becomes arb eligible, the rest of his contract gets converted to a bonus and he becomes arb eligible. I'm not sure how this would impact his 2015 player option. But if the option is still in play in 2015 and he turns it down, he would still be under Reds control and eligible for arbitration as it would be his 6th year with the Reds. It's possible, if he were to spend significant time in the minors, that his 3 year arb period would carry him in to 2016.Aroldis Chapman lhp
6 years/$30.25M (2010-15)
- 6 years/$30.25M (2010-15)
- signed by Cincinnati as an amateur free agent 1/11/10
- $16.25M signing bonus ($1.5M at signing; $1.5M each Nov. 1, 2010-13; $1.25M each Nov. 1, 2014-20)
- 10:$1M, 11:$1M, 12:$2M, 13:$2M, 14:$3M, 15:$5M player option
- Chapman must decide whether to accept or decline 2015 player option within 5 days after end of 2014 World Series
- if Chapman qualifies for arbitration after 2012, $5M is converted to a bonus and he becomes arbitration-eligible
- if Chapman qualifies for arbitration after 2013, $3M is converted to a bonus and he becomes arbitration-eligible
- defected from Cuba to Netherlands 7/1/09
- agent: Rodney Fernandez, Hendricks Sports
- ML service: 0.000
The big risk here is not the conversation of the salary to the bonus, but that if he's good enough to be arb eligible, he's going to get PAID.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 03-18-2010 at 05:12 PM.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.