Confirmation

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When news broke about the Jays signing top Cuban shortstop, Adeiny Hechevarria, I got a little too excited.  It took about 3 weeks for this deal to actually be confirmed.  Finally we have confirmation.  I treated all of you reading very poorly, and I mislead you all.  I’m sorry and I ask for your forgiveness.  And the photo above:  it is actually not a photo of Adeiny Hechevarria.  Man, has my integrity has gone out the window?  ….

Anyway, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com:  “Hechavarria received a $4 million signing bonus — the largest in club
history — and will earn $500,000 during the 2010 season. Since it is a
Major League contract, the Jays will need to use a player option to
send the shortstop to the Minor Leagues this year. Hechavarria is then
scheduled to earn $2 million in 2011 and $1.75 million in each of the
2012 and 2013 campaigns. Hechavarria also has the potential to become
eligible for salary arbitration before his contract expires.”

I heard that Hechevarria will possibly be sent to double A New Hampshire, after the extended spring training.  If that is the case, then we might even have a look at Hechevarria in 2011, with hopes the he can be in the everyday lineup by 2012?  I can’t wait to get a look at him, as he could be the high-risk, high-reward signing that Jays fan have been looking for.    

2 comments

  1. raysfanboy

    Congrats. Is this guy’s defense any good? It seems that the SS position is becoming less an offensive spot and more of a defensive spot. Also, congrats on getting Fred Lewis from the Giants. I think that guy is a hitting machine, and he should fit well in your outfield.

    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

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