The Yankees finalized their minor league contract with Eric Chavez today, and Jerry Crasnick has the details. Chavez will earn a $1.5M base salary if he makes the club, far from a given, and there’s another $4M or so in bonuses tied to time on the active roster and plate appearances. Five million (potential) bucks for a bench player is a ton, but the only way the former Athletic earns all those incentives is if he’s healthy and productive. I’m just surprised the base salary is so high, but then again it’s only three-quarters of a percent of the team payroll. What do I care.
Anyways, here is the open thread for the night. Both the Nets and Knicks are in action, but talk about anything. Just be cool.