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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Chatwood Initial Deal with Cubs Violated Rules – Inside the Seams

Former Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million free-agent contract with the Cubs. Nothing wrong with that. The deal, however, included a clause that if he received one Cy Young vote — even for fifth place — his 2019 salary would be increased $2 million, and if he received one vote in 2018 and one vote in 2019 he would receive a $4 million raise in his salary for 2019. One problem — that clause was illegal, and if anybody should have known the Cubs should have. The initial ban on such clauses was put in place when the Red Sox included a clause in Curt Schilling’s 2008 contract providing a $1 million bonus if he received a Cy Young vote. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the top two men on the baseball side of the Cubs, were the top men in the Red Sox front office in 2008.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 16, 2017 at 01:04 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TELANDER: Conflict-of-interest issue in contract was award-winning | Chicago Sun-Times

Voters should take voting seriously. At some point, though, they can take themselves a little too seriously.

And Gordon Wittenmyer, our longtime Cubs beat writer, likes the voting but hates it when “the industry itself attaches itself to it.’’ Remember that, Theo. “Our integrity and our credibility are our brand. The appearance of conflict of interest is conflict of interest.’’

Case closed.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 13, 2017 at 06:38 AM | 0 comment(s)
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