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The White Sox sign Kosuke Fukudome

Feb 14, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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The Chicago white Sox signed Kosuke Fukudome. The deal: one-year, $1 million contract with a $3.5 million club option for 2013. $500K of that $1 million comes in the form of a buyout of next year’s option, so he’s making basically nothing during the season.

That’s pretty sweet.  Fukudome was overpaid once upon a time, but a guy who can get on base a little (he hit .262/.342/.370 with eight homers last season) and who is useful with a glove is easily worth a million bucks these days.

I can’t help but think that a lot of teams could have used him at that price.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Interesting; the Sox were the only team to offer Kosuke more money than the Cubs four years ago when he was first coming over here.

    • jasonc2300 - Feb 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      Kenny always gets his man. Plus, last year Fukudome was on the Indians. So, a player he’s coveted for years + former Indian = Kenny’s heart melting.

  2. El Bravo - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Oh man, the Sox are gonna blow this year.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM

      Like they need a reminder.

  3. steveohho - Feb 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Looks like the Sox won’t get fuked on this one.

  4. tone360 - Feb 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    He’ll be the soxs’ MVP which isn’t saying much.

  5. Mike Cook - Feb 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    This was the White Sox’ first free-agent signing of the off-season. The Astros, with $750k spent, are now this off-season’s thriftiest club.

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