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March 8, 2010

Dayan Viciedo’s new agent: Scott Boras

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 8, 2010 6:11 pm
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Gonzales:

In an unrelated matter, Viciedo switched agents 10 days ago and is now represented by Scott Boras. Viciedo is signed through 2012.

Viciedo’s old agent was Jaime Torres.

Cot’s on Viciedo’s contract:

  • 4 years/$10M (2009-12)
    • signed Major League contract with White Sox 12/12/08 as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico and US)
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 09:$1M, 10:$1.25M, 11:$1.25M, 12:$2.5M
    • if Viciedo has enough service time to qualify for arbitration after 2011, he may void 2012 season (if voided, club may exercise option at $3.5M)
    • award bonuses: $15,000 for Silver Slugger; $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star start ($15,000 for All Star selection); $50,000 for TSN All Star; $75,000 for LCS MVP; $0.1M for WS MVP; $0.1M for MVP ($90,000 for 2nd in vote, $80,000 for 3rd, $70,000 for 4th, $60,000 for 5th)
  • agent: Scott Boras (previously Jaime Torres)
  • ML service: 0.000

February 25, 2010

‘If Viciedo can get $10 million, then what am I worth’ ask Cuban ballplayers

Campbell @ Toronto Star:

Neither Morales nor Escobar was a full-time starter in Cuba, but each has excelled in the majors. And Krieger says eyes across the island opened wide when Viciedo signed with the White Sox.

Touted as Cuba’s next great shortstop, Viciedo entered the National Series as a 15-year-old in 2005, and hit 14 home runs the next year. From there, Krieger says, his production declined, yet after defecting in 2008 he still signed a four-year, $10-million (all figures U.S.) deal with Chicago.

“Viciedo had a very significant impact on the thinking of Cuban players,” he said. “They thought, `If he can get $10 million, then what am I worth?” …

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