Carlos Lee - OF - Chicago White Sox Dec 19
White Sox agreed to terms with outfielder Carlos Lee on two one-year, $15 million contract with an option for 2006.
Lee gets $6.5 million next season and $8 million in 2005. Chicago has an $8.5 million option for 2006 with a $500,000 buyout. This looks like an awful lot of money to give to a corner outfielder with a career OPS of 814. The White Sox look at 2003 as a breakthrough season because of his 113 RBI, but it his 830 OPS says it wasn't. The White Sox are probably making a mistake by thinking that he'll hit so well with RISP again in 2004.