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

By: Becky Stigall
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About This Quiz

Sports contracts are like winning the Lotto for regular people, and baseball contracts are no different. Can you match the players to their huge contracts?

What Miami Marlins player was awarded a contract worth $325,000,000?

Stanton will earn $25,000,000 per year. The contract is for 13 years.

What New York Yankees player's contract expires in 2017 and was worth $275,000,000?

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.

Who had a contract with the Texas Rangers for ten years and $252,000,000?

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.

Who inked a deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $248,000,000?

Cabrera's contract was for eight years at about $31,000,000 per year. That's $191,358.02 per game.

Whose Seattle Mariners contract was worth $240,000,000?

Robinson Cano's contract was for ten years at about $24,000,000 per year. That's $148,148.15 per game.

Who inked a contract with the LA Angels for $240,000,000?

Pujols' contract gave him an average of $24,000,000 per year. That's $148,148.15 per game.

Who was awarded a $225,000,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds?

Votto's 2014 contract was for ten years. That's $22,500,000 per year.

Who signed with the Boston Red Sox for $217,000,000?

Price's contract was for seven years and signed in late 2015. He will get about $191,358.02 per game.

Whose contract with the LA Dodgers was written for $215,000,000?

Kershaw's contract was penned for seven years. That's about $30,714,286 per year.

Whose Washington Nationals contract was inked for $210,000,000?

Scherzer's contract was set to run seven years. That's roughly $30,000,000 per year.

Whose Arizona Diamondbacks contract was inked for $206,500,000?

Greinke's contract awarded him about $34,416,667 per year for six years. That's approximately $212,448.56 per game.

Whose Minnesota Twins contract was signed for $184,000,000?

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.

Who inked a $184,000,000 deal with the Chicago Cubs?

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.

Who signed a deal with the Tigers for $162,000,000?

Detroit promised to pay Verlander $27,000,000 per year for six years. That's about $166,666.67 per game.

Whose Seattle Mariners deal was worth $175,000,000?

Hernandez's contract would earn him $25,000,000 per year for seven years. That's $154,320.99 per game.

What Washington Nationals player penned a deal for $175,000,000?

The seven-year deal would mean $25,000,000 for the player each year. That's around $154,320.99 per game.

Whose $167,000,000 contract was with the San Francisco Giants?

Posey's contract was for $18,555,556 a year for nine years. That's $114,540.47 per game.

Who inked a deal with the New York Yankees worth $161,000,000?

Sabathia's contract was for an average of $23,000,000 per year for seven years. That's $141,975.31 per game.

Who signed a deal with the Baltimore Orioles worth $161,000,000?

Davis' contract would earn him about $23,000,000 per year. That's roughly $141,975.31 per game.

Whose contract with the New York Yankees was drawn up for $155,000,000?

The seven-year contract is for an average of $22,141,857 per year. That's about $136,684.30 per game.

Whose Chicago Cubs contract was penned for $155,000,000?

Lester's contract was written for an average of $25,833,333 per year. That's roughly $159,465.02 per game.

Whose New York Yankees contract was written for $153,000,000?

Ellsbury's contract was penned for an average of $21,857,142 per year. That's about $134,920.64 per game.

Who inked a deal with the LA Angels for $144,500,000?

Trout's contract was written for about $24,083,333 per year. That's roughly $148,662.55 per game.

Whose New York Mets contract was inked for $138,000,000?

Wright's contract was written for eight years at about $17,250,000 per year. That's around $106,481.48 per game.

Who inked a deal with the Atlanta Braves for $135,000,000?

Freeman's contract specified eight years at roughly $16,875,000 per year. That's about $104,166.67 per game.

What Detroit Tigers player signed a deal worth $132,750,000?

Upton's contract was written for six years at about $22,125,000 per year. That's roughly $136,574.07 per game.

Who signed with the Rangers for $130,000,000?

Choo's contract was written for $18,571,428 for seven years. That's about $114,638.45 per game.

What SF Giants player was awarded a $130,000,000 contract?

Cueto's contract specifies six years at an average of $21,666,667 per year. That's around $133,744.86 per game.

Whose Washington Nationals contract was written for $126,000,000?

Werth's contract was written at about $18,000,000 for seven years. That's roughly $111,111.11 per game.

Whose Texas Rangers contract was inked for $120,000,000?

Andrus' contract specifies about $15,000,000 per year for eight years. That's roughly $92,592.59 per game.

Who inked a deal with the Giants for $112,500,000?

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.

Whose Detroit Tigers contract was awarded at $110,000,000?

Zimmermann's contract was written for five years at about $22,000,000 per year. That's around $135,802.47 per game.

Who penned a deal with the New York Mets for $110,000,000?

Cespedes' contract was penned at $27,500,000 per year for four years. That's about $169,753.09 per game.

Who was awarded a $105,000,000 deal with the Cincinnati Reds?

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.

Who inked a deal with the Brewers worth $105,000,000?

Braun's contract was written for five years at about $21,000,000 per year. That's roughly $129,629.63 per game.

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