I am nearly peeing my pants with glee, and Mrs. Cocktailsfor2 is looking at me like I’ve lost my fucking mind [note: this is not the first time she has done this.]…
JOSE TABATA is now virtually a PIRATE FOR LIFE!
I said it back in April:
“Tabata may be the most exciting player on the Pirates – yes, Cutch can fly, and Pedro can send ‘em flying – but Jose is an out-and-out joy to watch. He’s certainly my favorite Pirate. This is strictly platonic, by the way, but if I ever meet the guy, I wanna hug him.”
[Also note: Mrs. Cocktailsfor2 understands this man-crush - on our wedding day, I put on a #31 jersey after I got out of my shirt and tie!]
Early details are this (subject to correction, of course):
$1 million signing bonus, increase to $500,000 salary in 2011
2012 – $750,000
2013 – $1 million
2014 – $3 million
2015 – $4 million
2016 – $4.5 million
There are three options on the deal that would bring the total to $37.25 million.
If this is true, or near true, the Pirates got one HELL of a bargain, and Jose Tabata is not only financially set for life, but very well may be a BUCCO FOR LIFE!
Hellz to the YEAH! Looks like the top of the order is settled for the foreseeable future.