When it was rumored that the Chicago White Sox signed Eloy Jimenez to an eight-year, $100 million deal it didn't seem real.
And according to MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, Jimenez' contract with Chicago wasn't even close to the figure that was circulating.
The report of the #WhiteSox 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).— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 15, 2019
Obviously, some were skeptical about a $100 million contract for a player that has yet to play in a major league game, whether he is the No. 3 prospect in baseball or not. Surely the White Sox still think very highly of Jimenez and his talent but this kind of money for a player with so little experience has to raise some questions.
The Sox will likely go the route the Cubs did with Kris Bryant and what Toronto is doing with Vlady Jr. and keep him in the minors
The White Sox send down top prospect Eloy Jimenez to Triple-A Charlotte https://t.co/Wpt2lMZFlH— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) March 13, 2019