We wrote TEAMS ARE IN ON WEI-YIN CHEN... a few days ago and were very clear that the Yankees were not in the Chen race, even though we here at BYB kind of wanted them to be. That being said, the Marlins are and they went big on Wei-Yin Chen.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, who is the biggest "baseball insider" to report on stuff after the fact, not before:
Hardball Talk writes:Wei-Yin Chen's deal with the Marlins is for five years, with a sixth-year vesting option.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 12, 2016
"He joins a rotation headlined by Jose Fernandez and will try to be rare big-money free agent to actually remain in Miami for the entire contract."
Good deal for the Marlins and Chen. Not too expensive, not too cheap and the Marlins get a lefty.
Too bad the Yanks didn't want to spend on Chen. I really wanted a lefty in our rotation.
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