The White Sox have taken the next big step in their re-build and inked 19 year old Cuban sensation Luis Robert, as reported by LMBF’s own me
BREAKING: Luis Robert signs with White Sox, $28 million dollar signing bonus. Let's go!
— Lavar Ball (@wooding_charlie) May 20, 2017
Yeah but actually he seriously did sign with the White Sox, for around $25 million.
Sources: #WhiteSox closing in on Luis Robert. Deal expected to be more than $25M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 20, 2017
Classic me being an hour ahead of the story though.
Anyways, Robert is a HUGE SIGNING for the White Sox for two reasons
1) Jerry is serious about this rebuild an down to spend money
Even with the small bonus pool money the Sox had left and the Alex Katz trade, this is still going to be an expensive expensive signing for Jerry with a 100% tax on the overages of Robert’s deal. Jerry clearly isn’t playing around here, as spending 50 million or so for a damn 19 year old is truly trusting in the re-build.
2) Robert is EXACTLY what this rebuild needed.
Despite Avisail Garcia’s recent surge, the White Sox long term hole was still clearly bats, specifically, outfield bats. Robert, who should debut somewhere around 30 on most top 100’s and be the White Sox #3 overall prospect as a 19 year old, is a highly skilled outfield bat. It’s a match made in heaven. And for those wondering just how talented this Robert fella is, peep this graphic
Oh dear God yes.
Luis Robert, welcome to Chicago.