Cubs Sign Vitters in the Nick of Time
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I heard it on the WGN broadcast and Jonathan Mayo confirms it on his draft blog
. I'll update with the contract details when they become available. It appears the only first rounder not to sign was the Orioles top pick Matt Wieters.
My bad, Wieters did sign
and received the second highest bonus in major league history at $6 million, just below Justin Upton's $6.1 million from two years ago and more than this year's top pick David Price received - $5.6 million.
: Rumor is the deal is for three years/$44 million. Spread the word.
I was kidding about the 3/44 deal, a joke from the off-season rumor mill. Paul Sullivan
and Baseball America
are both reporting a $3.2 million bonus for Vitters, no word on any other details. It appears he's headed to the Cubs Arizona complex to start his pro career, we'll await breathlessly for Arizona Phil's reports.