What Do You Know About the Biggest Contracts in Baseball History?

By: Becky Stigall
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3 min
What Miami Marlins player was awarded a contract worth $325,000,000?
Giancarlo Stanton
Stanton will earn $25,000,000 per year. The contract is for 13 years.
Barry Bonds
Brian Sipe
Tom Brady

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What New York Yankees player's contract expires in 2017 and was worth $275,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Babe Ruth
Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod's contract earned him a whopping $27,500,000 per year. It ran for ten years and expired in 2017. Rodriguez's contract was reduced, due to his suspension.
Babe Adams

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Who had a contract with the Texas Rangers for ten years and $252,000,000?
Babe Ruth
Tom Brady
Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod's Texas contract was worth $25,200,000 a year. That's $155,555.56 per game. Rodriguez opted out of this contract.
Bernie Kosar

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Who inked a deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $248,000,000?
Alex Rodriquez
Barry Bonds
Tom Brady
Miguel Cabrera
Cabrera's contract was for eight years at about $31,000,000 per year. That's $191,358.02 per game.

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Whose Seattle Mariners contract was worth $240,000,000?
Jackie Robinson
Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano's contract was for ten years at about $24,000,000 per year. That's $148,148.15 per game.
A-Rod
Tom Brady

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Who inked a contract with the LA Angels for $240,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Jackie Robinson
Tom Brady
Albert Pujols
Pujols' contract gave him an average of $24,000,000 per year. That's $148,148.15 per game.

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Who was awarded a $225,000,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds?
Joey Votto
Votto's 2014 contract was for ten years. That's $22,500,000 per year.
Barry Bonds
Brian Sipe
Bernie Kosar

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Who signed with the Boston Red Sox for $217,000,000?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
A-Rod
David Price
Price's contract was for seven years and signed in late 2015. He will get about $191,358.02 per game.

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Whose contract with the LA Dodgers was written for $215,000,000?
Clayton Kershaw
Kershaw's contract was penned for seven years. That's about $30,714,286 per year.
Brian Sipe
Bernie Kosar
Terry Bradshaw

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Whose Washington Nationals contract was inked for $210,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Max Scherzer
Scherzer's contract was set to run seven years. That's roughly $30,000,000 per year.
Barry Manilow
Bernie Kosar

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Whose Arizona Diamondbacks contract was inked for $206,500,000?
Zack Greinke
Greinke's contract awarded him about $34,416,667 per year for six years. That's approximately $212,448.56 per game.
Jesse Owens
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth

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Whose Minnesota Twins contract was signed for $184,000,000?
Babe Ruth
Joe Mauer
Mauer's contract with the Twins was for about $23,000,000 per year for eight years. That's around $141,975.31 per game.
Dan Marino
Bernie Kosar

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Who inked a $184,000,000 deal with the Chicago Cubs?
Jason Heyward
Heyward's contract would earn him an average of $23,000,000 per year for eight years. That's roughly $141,975.31 per game.
Babe Ruth
Tom Ford
Allen Brady

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Who signed a deal with the Tigers for $162,000,000?
Babe Adams
Justin Verlander
Detroit promised to pay Verlander $27,000,000 per year for six years. That's about $166,666.67 per game.
Brian Sipe
Babe Ruth

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Whose Seattle Mariners deal was worth $175,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
Felix Hernandez
Hernandez's contract would earn him $25,000,000 per year for seven years. That's $154,320.99 per game.

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What Washington Nationals player penned a deal for $175,000,000?
Adam Ant
Jose Conseco
Barry Bonds
Stephen Strasburg
The seven-year deal would mean $25,000,000 for the player each year. That's around $154,320.99 per game.

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Whose $167,000,000 contract was with the San Francisco Giants?
Babe Ruth
Brian Sipe
Buster Posey
Posey's contract was for $18,555,556 a year for nine years. That's $114,540.47 per game.
Bernie Kosar

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Who inked a deal with the New York Yankees worth $161,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
CC Sabathia
Sabathia's contract was for an average of $23,000,000 per year for seven years. That's $141,975.31 per game.

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Who signed a deal with the Baltimore Orioles worth $161,000,000?
Barry Bonds
Chris Davis
Davis' contract would earn him about $23,000,000 per year. That's roughly $141,975.31 per game.
Ted Turner
Brian Sipe

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Whose contract with the New York Yankees was drawn up for $155,000,000?
Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
Masahiro Tanaka
The seven-year contract is for an average of $22,141,857 per year. That's about $136,684.30 per game.
Tom Brady

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Whose Chicago Cubs contract was penned for $155,000,000?
Jon Lester
Lester's contract was written for an average of $25,833,333 per year. That's roughly $159,465.02 per game.
Babe Adams
Tom Brady
Brian Sipe

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Whose New York Yankees contract was written for $153,000,000?
Jackie Robinson
Jacoby Ellsbury
Ellsbury's contract was penned for an average of $21,857,142 per year. That's about $134,920.64 per game.
Alex Rodriguez
Manny Ramiro

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Who inked a deal with the LA Angels for $144,500,000?
Babe Ruth
Mike Trout
Trout's contract was written for about $24,083,333 per year. That's roughly $148,662.55 per game.
Johnny Depp
Lefty Louis

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Whose New York Mets contract was inked for $138,000,000?
David Wright
Wright's contract was written for eight years at about $17,250,000 per year. That's around $106,481.48 per game.
Clem Johnson
Tom Brady
Brian Sipe

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Who inked a deal with the Atlanta Braves for $135,000,000?
Freddie Freeman
Freeman's contract specified eight years at roughly $16,875,000 per year. That's about $104,166.67 per game.
Freddy Krueger
Tom Ford
Tom Brady

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What Detroit Tigers player signed a deal worth $132,750,000?
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Justin Upton
Upton's contract was written for six years at about $22,125,000 per year. That's roughly $136,574.07 per game.
Jackie Robinson

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Who signed with the Rangers for $130,000,000?
Shin-Soo Choo
Choo's contract was written for $18,571,428 for seven years. That's about $114,638.45 per game.
Babe Ruth
Babe Adams
Brian Sipe

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What SF Giants player was awarded a $130,000,000 contract?
Johnny Cueto
Cueto's contract specifies six years at an average of $21,666,667 per year. That's around $133,744.86 per game.
Barry Bonds
Babe Ruth
Tom Brady

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Whose Washington Nationals contract was written for $126,000,000?
Jayson Werth
Werth's contract was written at about $18,000,000 for seven years. That's roughly $111,111.11 per game.
Barry Bonds
Brian Sipe
Warren Moon

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Whose Texas Rangers contract was inked for $120,000,000?
Elvis Andrus
Andrus' contract specifies about $15,000,000 per year for eight years. That's roughly $92,592.59 per game.
Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
Babe Adams

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Who inked a deal with the Giants for $112,500,000?
Ken Griffey
Brian Sipe
Matt Cain
Cain's contract was written for an average of $22,500,000 per year, over five years. That's about $138,888.89 per game.
Bernie Kosar

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Whose Detroit Tigers contract was awarded at $110,000,000?
Babe Ruth
Ken Griffey
Jackie Robinson
Jordan Zimmermann
Zimmermann's contract was written for five years at about $22,000,000 per year. That's around $135,802.47 per game.

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Who penned a deal with the New York Mets for $110,000,000?
Ken Griffey
Jackie Robinson
Yoenis Cespedes
Cespedes' contract was penned at $27,500,000 per year for four years. That's about $169,753.09 per game.
Babe Adams

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Who was awarded a $105,000,000 deal with the Cincinnati Reds?
Homer Bailey
Bailey's contract was written to run for six years at an average of $17,500,000 per year. That's roughly $108,024.69 per game.
Ken Griffey
Jackie Robinson
Tom Brady

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Who inked a deal with the Brewers worth $105,000,000?
Cordy Grimm
Ryan Braun
Braun's contract was written for five years at about $21,000,000 per year. That's roughly $129,629.63 per game.
Brad Pitt
Tom Brady

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