Contract breakdown

John Nadel at the AP reports that it’s three years, $33 million, with a $13 million club option for 2012. Salaries are $7.5 million in 2009, $9.5 million in 2010 and $13 million in 2011, with a $3 million buyout of the option. The option will vest if he meets certain incentives in 2011, but it isn’t yet clear what those incentives are.

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  • joshburke2

    The dominos are falling! This means Manny will get a three year offer with a 4th year option if the patern continues…go Dodgers!

  • TeamHasHoles

    Buster Olney is reporting it’s for 3 yr/30 mil.

    “Furcal will receive $6.5 million the first year, $8.5 million the second, $12 million in 2011 and will receive a $3 million bonus at the end of the contract.”

  • FireColletti

    Perfect! Someone to fill the void when Jason Schmidt’s contract expires next season.

    Furcal is Nomar with talent. He will play well… and he will visit the 60-day.

  • BruinFBBB

    FireColletti is the same bitter dude that was whining about losing Furcal when it looked like Atlanta got him…

  • El Lay Dave

    And Ken Gurnick has it as “Furcal receives salaries of $6.5 million, $8.5 million and $12 million. The team option for 2012 is for $12 million, but vests with 600 plate appearances in 2011. There is a $3 million deferred signing bonus.”

    Notable that it is significantly back-ended no matter who you believe.

    The bad news: possibly too long a contract, but eating it in 2012 with the TV revenue coming in might not hurt too bad.

    The good news: no chance of a horrendous O. Cabrera signing or a(nother) bad trade for crummy vet SS.

  • El Lay Dave

    Oh, and depending on the report, the max value looks to be in the four year / $44M vicinity, an average of $11M/year.

  • FireColletti

    BruinFBBB, this was must first Furcal posting. My last was on the spectacular Blake signing.

    Bitter dude? Yes, I’m a Dodger fan. I was in the 6th grade when Gibson hit his home run and it’s been downhill ever since. For every Orel Hershiser and Mike Piazza, there have been COUNTLESS disasters (DeShields for Pedro, Strawberry, Carlos Perez, Devon White, Raul Mondesi, Kevin Brown, Darren Dreifort, Terry Mulholland, Brett Tomko, Mark Hendrickson, Jason Schmidt, Andruw Jones, ETC.).

    I commend those Dodger fans who still have optimism. :-)