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.

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 until April so that the team can have control of him for an extra year.

Rosenthal is one of the best in the business so if he says the deal is inaccurate and unrealistic you can pretty much take it to the bank.


If Jimenez is able to make good on his tools a deal like this would actually be a bargain for the Sox, but it appears that they'll be getting an even better bargain for the 22-year-old outfielders talent with a lesser deal.