Originally Posted by Foulke You
I wonder if money is not the only factor here. The Sox have two fellow Cubans on the club already (Tank, Alexei) so there is certainly a comfort factor coming to Chicago. Guys who have been through the transition from Cuba to America that could help him out are already in place. Of course the dollars do most of the talking but if the White Sox offer is the same as one or two other teams, the comfort level could tip the scales towards us.
I think Jose Contreras and El Duque's good experiences with the Sox could also play into this....Sox are a good place for Cubans!
Sign him. Sox need some power next year...the park is not changing and homers win at Sox park.