The Chicago White Sox signed Yoan Moncada to a contract extension on Thursday. It is the type of deal that some other teams might be jealous of.
The Chicago White Sox signed Yoan Moncada to a five-year contract extension. The value of that deal is for 70 million dollars. There is also the sixth year as a club option which would bring the deal to 90 million. It is a lot of money but for what Moncada could potentially bring to the table it could end up being a steal. Moncada building on what he did in 2019 should be a scary thought for the rest of baseball.
There might be some other teams that are a little jealous of the White Sox right now. They got Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, and Luis Robert signed long term for relatively cheap. They put together this core that has a chance to be a championship contender soon and nobody is on a bad contract. Moncada might put up similar numbers to some of these other players who are on deals that are north of 250 million dollars.
A report came out on Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich is getting a 200 million dollar extension. That is an insane amount of money but the funny part about it is that it is being looked at as him taking a discount. He likes it there in Milwaukee so he took less money than he can get on the open market.
Last summer, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper each signed in free-agent deals that are worth 300 million or more. Mike Trout signed an extension with the Los Angeles Angels for over 400 million. Then there are people who think that Mookie Betts is going to look for a deal close to 400 million next winter. That is why the White Sox inking all of their stars to long term deals worth much less than that should really go a long way.
They could go out and spend that money saved on other things. They already showed that they are willing to spend on free agents over this past winter. That is why their most important players being locked up long term is great news. They don’t have to worry about the luxury tax or service time grievances any time soon like some of these other teams.