Eloy Extension (Not a rumor anymore!)

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There was a rumor by Hector Gomez that Eloy and the White Sox were close to an extension. Here is Rosenthal's take.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The report of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteSox?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteSox</a> and Eloy being close on 8-year, $100M deal is both inaccurate and unrealistic. Scott Kingery signed largest contract for a player who had yet to appear in majors - 6 yrs, $24M with 3 club options. Only other such deal: Jonathan Singleton (5 yrs, $10M).</p>— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1106573666207313921?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 15, 2019</a></blockquote>
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UPDATED: White Sox and Jimenez agree on long-term deal

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eloy deal with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhiteSox?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhiteSox</a> will be six years, $43M with two club options, source tells The Athletic.</p>— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1108441623321559045?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote>
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The only reason I can see to do this is cause they know if he becomes good they won’t pay up market rates.
 

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He's back again!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING NEWS: The White Sox are close to an agreement with Eloy Jimenez for an 8-year extension that would pay him between 65-70 US$ Million. With Incentives the contract could get to the 75-80 million Range. Source says deal is pending only a Physical.<a href="https://twitter.com/z101digital?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@z101digital</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ZDeportes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ZDeportes</a></p>— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) <a href="https://twitter.com/hgomez27/status/1108434253862326274?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Hmmm...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Top outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox are finalizing a long-term deal, league sources tell ESPN.</p>— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1108437044391493636?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote>
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I am still against paying a kid without him playing a moment of ball. That said, we have such payroll flexibility at this point we can easily absorb if Eloy busts out.
 

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I am still against paying a kid without him playing a moment of ball. That said, we have such payroll flexibility at this point we can easily absorb if Eloy busts out.
True but the cost of it was worth it for them. Great deal.
 

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I am still against paying a kid without him playing a moment of ball. That said, we have such payroll flexibility at this point we can easily absorb if Eloy busts out.
They are terrified by the salary explosion. Taking these chances are the only way to keep talent away from the big spending 10 teams
 

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They are terrified by the salary explosion. Taking these chances are the only way to keep talent away from the big spending 10 teams
If they do this again, they are going to hurt the franchise pretty bad. Nothing wrong with seeing a year or two of ball.
 

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Isn't this slightly premature? Buddy hasn't played one game of big league ball.

It'll either be a genius move if he blows up or incredibly stupid.
 

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Isn't this slightly premature? Buddy hasn't played one game of big league ball.

It'll either be a genius move if he blows up or incredibly stupid.
Well, that's the thing. It looks like Eloy is going to be legit. It's a gamble, sure but if Eloy turns out to be one of the top 10 players or so, this is great value.
 

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Isn't this slightly premature? Buddy hasn't played one game of big league ball.

It'll either be a genius move if he blows up or incredibly stupid.
Agree, but not costly to the roster as it comes to finances. Plus Eloy starts opening day I would assume
 

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If he ends up elite you got an elite player at a major discount

If he ends up a bum big deal it’s not like the deal will prevent us from getting tier one players cause we aren’t capable of those moves anyways

So if he’s elite after 4 years you can trade him for another haul of prospects

And as Brett said we have a pretty low cap right now can’t hurt us either way
 

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If he ends up elite you got an elite player at a major discount

If he ends up a bum big deal it’s not like the deal will prevent us from getting tier one players cause we aren’t capable of those moves anyways

So if he’s elite after 4 years you can trade him for another haul of prospects

And as Brett said we have a pretty low cap right now can’t hurt us either way
Bingo.

It's a good move.
 
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