The Hitmen Welcome Jose Abreu To The South Side
The words “Cuban Sensation” have gotten thrown around a lot as of late with names like Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig stirring up headlines on ESPN and it’s not about to stop anytime soon. The White Sox officially announced on Tuesday that Cuban prospect, Jose Abreu, will be taking over as the new first baseman for the 2014 season. Coming out of the Cuban league last year, Abreu posted a solid .316 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs over 83 games.
So what’s not to love, right? Well for starters, he’s 26. And even though that’s not old for a ball player, he’s not exactly a spring chick either. Depending on how he plays in the next few years this could be his first and only major league contract he ever sees. And even more so, his talents are coming at a huge expense. The Cuban slugger has agreed to a contract of $68 million spread out over the next six years making it the biggest first time MLB contract for an international player in the history of the game! With that in mind, there’s no question that he’ll become a huge asset for the White Sox next year, only speculation as to whether or not he can live up to money’s standards and help the club climb up the ranks in the American League Central.
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