Thursday, December 9, 2010
This Day in Baseball: December 9th
Of course, $28 million is miniscule compared to the richest contracts given out by teams today. Cliff Lee is rumored to have been offered a seven year, $161 million dollar offer (from the Yankees), which would tie current Yankee ace CC Sabathia for the richest contract ever given to a pitcher. At $23 million per season, that is almost worth as much as the entire contract that Maddux signed in 1992. There is no way Cliff Lee will be worth $23 million per season during the last few years of that contract (he will be 39 at the end of a seven year contract). However, the Yankees may need to pay that much in order to land Lee, which is just the way baseball operates nowadays.
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