Detail On Gio Gonzalez’s Option Years

The second option on Gio Gonzalez's new contract with the Nationals is a vesting one, MLBTR has learned.  If the Nationals exercise their $12MM club option for 2017, an option for '18 at the same salary will vest if Gonzalez pitches 180 innings in '17.

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com and Nats Insider tweeted the year-by-year salary breakdown of Gonzalez's five-year, $42MM deal.  The contract is the largest ever for a starting pitcher with less than three years of service time.


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8 Comments on "Detail On Gio Gonzalez’s Option Years"


Thurman8er
3 years 7 months ago

More importantly…Mark Zuckerman got a new job???

DMVbornDMVliving
3 years 7 months ago

Zuckerman has been here since Day 1 of Nats baseball in DC.

Thurman8er
3 years 7 months ago

Ahhhh…I must have been thinking of Mark ZuckerBERG!

3 years 7 months ago

so 66 over 7 years if it all goes according to plan ?  

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

I really like the option years Rizzo got at the end of the contract.. Smart move

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

given the nationals usual luck I am gonna predict him crashing

DMVbornDMVliving
3 years 7 months ago

What luck is that?  Landing the #1 pick in the two years with the best pitching and hitting prospects in a generation?

3 years 7 months ago

Oh my gosh