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Hochevar signs with Royals - UPDATE
2006-08-03 12:57
by Bob Timmermann

The #1 pick in the 2006 Free Agent Draft, Luke Hochevar, agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals.

Hochevar signed a four-year major league contract. Financial details were not immediately available.

The former University of Tennessee pitcher could not reach an agreement with the Dodgers after the 2005 season and was pitching for the Fort Worth Cats.

Update - Reader Craig Brown said that financial details are here and here.

$3.5 million signing bonus. $5.3 million guaranteed. $7 million in incentives.

2006-08-03 10:16:17
1.   D4P
Out of spite, I had kinda hoped he'd sit out another year. But at least he's stuck with the Royals for a while...
2006-08-03 10:17:55
2.   Humma Kavula
Well, good for the Royals. I don't root for them in particular, but I do root for teams that are mired in last place. I like to see those teams shake things up. If Hochevar can help them do that, it's a good thing for baseball.

Of course, I would have rather he signed with the Dodgers, but I also believe that it might have been a good idea for DePodesta/White to cave to his demands.

2006-08-03 10:20:23
3.   JKB
He can now proceed to commiserate with O.P.
2006-08-03 11:19:35
4.   Robert Daeley
"Ha ha!" -- Nelson Muntz
2006-08-03 12:02:31
5.   tjshere
I concur with RobertDaeley and give him kudos for knowing Nelson's last name.
2006-08-03 12:16:16
6.   Vishal
i wonder how much money.
2006-08-03 12:18:07
7.   dzzrtRatt
Terms not disclosed, in return for a Scott Boras sending the KC GM and his entire family on a paid vacation to Tahiti over Christmas.

It's apparent, Hochevar signed for less than $2.98 million or whatever the Logan White figure was, or else we'd know the number, don't you think?

Boras would rather cut off his left pinky than be shown to have fumbled his client's opportunity to collect cash.

2006-08-03 12:37:32
8.   Sam DC
Numbers often trickle out a little later I think.

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