Originally Posted by ChicagoCubsWS
He wants $100M which is going to equate to 6-8 years probably. Are we going to make another Soriano mistake?
Cubs To Sign Kyuji Fujikawa
By Zach Links [December 1 at 3:59pm CST]
3:59pm: Fujikawa will receive a $1MM signing bonus, $4MM in salary for 2013 and '14, plus a vesting option at $5.5MM or $6MM based on games finished, Rosenthal tweets. If the option does not vest, it turns to a $5.5MM club option with a $500K buyout (Twitter link). In total, Fujikawa has a guaranteed $9.5MM when including the buyout.
3:55pm: Fujikawa's deal is worth $9.2MM over two years, tweets Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
3:41pm: The Cubs have reached agreement with Japanese closer Kyuji Fujikawa, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The deal will be for two years with a vesting option in year three, Rosenthal tweets. Fujikawa projects to be the Cubs' closer.
Yesterday it was reported that Fujikawa was nearing a decision with the Halos in the lead. At least ten teams offered the hurler along the way, including the Dodgers, Orioles, and Diamondbacks. Over the past six seasons with the Hanshin Tigers, the 32-year-old record 202 saves while posting a 1.36 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 12.4 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 369 2/3 innings.
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How about another Kosuke mistake( For way less money, but still 4.6 MIL a year for a 32 year old on a team that wont compete for years? Blasphemy.)