Yeah, one more post about Aroldis Chapman. First, the details of the Chapman contract have been released:
Ã¢â‚¬â€œChapman gets $1.5 million of his signing bonus when his contract is approved by Major League Baseball, $1.5 million each Nov. 1 from 2010 to 2013 and $1.25 million each Nov. 1 from 2014 to 2020.
Ã¢â‚¬â€œChapman gets annual salaries of $1 million this year and next, $2 million each in 2012 and 2013 and $3 million in 2014. Within five days of the 2014 World Series, he must decide whether to exercise a $5 million player option for 2015.
Ã¢â‚¬â€œIf Chapman is eligible for salary arbitration after the 2012 season, he would get $5 million converted to a bonus and become eligible for arbitration.
Ã¢â‚¬â€œIf he is arbitration eligible after the 2013 season, he would get $3 million converted to a bonus and then be eligible for arbitration.
Also, Shawn notes that Baseball Prospectus has run a PECOTA projection for Chapman. Interesting.