Dec 7, 2009, 3:15 PM EST
ESPN.com’s Jorge Arangure, who is always one of the best sources of information on Latin American prospects, reports that Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman “might not get more than $20 million” and “perhaps not even that much.”
When he became a free agent initial speculation had Chapman in line for more than $50 million, but since then he’s raised some eyebrows by firing his agent and various reports have started to question just about everything about him aside from the triple-digit fastball.
I’ll still be very surprised if he doesn’t end up with significantly more than $20 million, but the big-payroll teams apparently aren’t going crazy in a bidding war for the 21-year-old southpaw.
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