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Overall career or single season? Either way, I can't stand the player.
Hm...give me a moment. I did, however, find this awesome article from way back. Check out the photo!
So presumably it's not A-Rod. And he's already made $100M from his Rangers/Yankees contract alone ($10M signing bonus, $109M is salary, minus $19M deferred salary). So someone's made more than $100M?In Boston, Manny's "only" made $84M.How about Kevin Brown? Just finished up his $105M contract, plus whatever he was getting from the Padres before that.
Well, A-Rod will be the eventual leader, but right now he is about third (either tied or maybe 4th at worst).Manny is on the exclusive $100MM plus list, but nearer the bottom. Brown is second. An interesting note - if you throw in Jeter who is at $97MM, there are 18 players at that number or above. Seven of them played for the 2005 Yankees.
Wow. I was sure it was Brown. Seven on the 2005 Yankees? Damn. Jeter, ARod, Mussina, Brown, Giambi, Sheffield...Unit? Others in the 18: Manny, Pedro, Bonds, Griffey, Green, Mo Vaughn...Delgado? Schilling?I gotta get back to work. Is there a list somewhere or did you compile it yourself?
I could not find a list - I compiled from bbreference, so I may have missed a player or two, but I don't think so.Number one (for now, by far)Bonds - 153 (he has made 8 million or more in the last 11 years and $70 MM in just the last 4)Brown is second at 131, followed by the unit and a-rod, both right around 127 (not sure if the number includes his $1MM bonus for MVP).You were correct on the 7 Yankees, excpet substitute Bernie for Giambi - Giambi is only at $58MM for now.The $100 MM players I have are(actually $97):Bonds - 153Brown - 131Unit - 127Arod - 126Maddux - 125Sosa - 123Clemens - 121Griffey - 120Sheff - 119Piazza - 110Bagwell - 108Manny - 108Pedro - 105Moose - 103Glavine - 103Bernie - 101Mo Vaughn - 100Jeter - 97Like I said, I may have missed a player or two, but many many of the names I checked and thought of weren't even close - guus like Belle, Thomas, McGwire, Raffy (close at about 90, I think).
On note - if the cutoff is $97 I should have included Smoltz.
Ugh, I can't believe I missed some of those. Bernie, Clemens, Piazza, Maddux, and Glavine were easy. I thought about both Bags and Sosa and decided there was no way. Wow. I'm also amazed Shawn green is at $80M. Turns out his 1st 5 years in the bigs earned him "only" $1M. Albert Belle is at $97M.
And lo and behold, I did forget Larry Walker at 110MM. And another at the 97MM level is the aforementioned Albert Belle.But now I stand by my list as 100% complete and accurate.
And its amazing that some of the players that you think about as big $$$, are nowhere close - like McGwire, Nomar, Frank Thomas, even Giambi (although he will get his).Not that there is much a guy has to worry about when he makes "only" 60 million in his career versus $100 million plus. Well, unless your name is Cecil Fielder ($46 Million and broke).
There actually is a list compiled at bbreference. would have made it so much easier. http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/leaders_salaries.shtml
I love how in single season slaries ARod has five of the top six (Manny in 04 is at #2). Sickening, isn't it?
Smoltz -- 97M!
Smoltz - see comment at 3:23