After less than one full season in the bigs, Tim Anderson is getting paid. The White Sox announced today that they have agreed to a six-year, $25 million deal with the young shortstop.
It is the largest deal signed by a player who has played less than one whole season in the history of baseball. But the potential rewards far outweigh the risks.
Here’s the year-by-year financial breakdown of the deal:
2023: $12.5M team option
2024: $14M team option
Financially it’s an absolute steal for the White Sox. Getting a caliber player like Anderson inked for that type of money is absolutely a win for the franchise.
Needless to say it’s a great day for Sox fans. Anderson is that Rizzo-like player that will be a core leader as the White Sox go through this current rebuild. Getting him extended for six years, with a two year option, at that kind of price is massive news.