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Why are you here?

These pages aim to provide a one-stop resource for information about Major League Baseball contracts, service time and franchise values.

Are the contract figures here accurate?
More or less. The numbers are not official, but they have been collected as reported by the Associated Press or beat writers covering each club. Any additions, questions or comments may be directed to JEuston@baseballprospectus.com.

 

Who was Cotton Tierney?
James “Cot” Tierney was a major-league infielder from 1920 to 1925. He was a Pirate, a Phillie, a Brave and a Robin/Dodger. He also played minor-league ball for the Kansas City Blues, Minneapolis Millers, Tulsa Drillers & Oilers, Dallas Giants, Tyler (Tex.) Elbertas, Pueblo (Colo.) Steel Workers and Hollywood Stars.

Tierney made his major-league debut at 26 years old in September, 1920, after serving in World War I. On October 2, 1920, he became one of only five players to play in all three games of the only triple-header in major league history, played in Pittsburgh. The Pirates played the final game of the season the following afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

In 1922, Tierney hit .345, ranking fifth in National League, and hit safely in 21 consecutive games, the longest hitting streak of the season in the NL. On August 8, Tierney set an NL record by going 8-for-11, with a double and 2 home runs, in a double-header against Philadelphia. He tied another NL record by scoring 5 runs in one of the two games.

After retiring, Cot & Hall of Famer Zach Wheat, a former teammate, established Tierney-Wheat Recreation, a bowling alley, in Kansas City. Tierney died in 1953, at age 59. Find his major league statistics here.

Alex Rodriguez

10 years/$252M (2001-10)

  • $242M in annual salaries
  • $10M signing bonus (paid $2M/year, 2001-05)

Salaries:
01-04:$21M/year, 05-06:$25M/year, 07-10:$27M/year

In December 2001 (a year after the contract was signed), Rodriguez agreed to defer $45M in annual salary to 2011-2020 at 3% interest (01:$3M, 02:$4M, 03:$5M, 04:$5M, 05:$5M, 06:$4M, 07:$4M, 08:$5M, 09:$5M, 10:$5M).


In February 2004, (three years after the contract was signed), Rodriguez waived his no-trade clause, allowing Texas to trade him to the Yankees. At the time, he had 7 years/$183M remaining on his contract.

Texas agreed to pay:

  • the remaining $4M in signing bonus due, 2004-05 *
  • $67M of the remaining $179M in salary, due 2004-10*


New York agreed to pay
:

  • $112 of the remaining $179M in salary, due 2004-10
  • The Yankees get a $25M/year player for $16M/year.

* Deferred Money
Texas assumes responsibility for the following deferred amounts:

  • the $12M in deferred salary earned from 2001 to 2003
  • $24M of the deferred salary to be earned from 2004 to 2010 (converted to an assignment bonus), and the $4M in signing bonus which was to be paid from 2004 to 2005 but now will be deferred to 2016-2025 at 2% interest

All told, Texas is responsible for a total of $40M deferred at 2% interest.

In exchange for agreeing to the interest-rate reduction, Rodriguez received a hotel suite during road trips & right to link his web site to the Yankees’ site.

Notable historical salaries

Unofficial historical contract information collected from various books and publications.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Randy Johnson lhp
Montreal 1988-89, Seattle 1989-98, Houston 1998
Arizona 1999-2004 & 2007-08, NY Yankees 2005-06,
San Francisco 2009

  • 1 year/$8M (2009)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/26/08
    • $2.5M in performance bonuses, $2.5M in award bonuses
    • retired 1/5/10
  • 2 years/$26M (2007-08)
    • signed extension 1/07 as part of trade from Yankees to Arizona
    • $12M signing bonus ($3.5M in 2007, $0.5M in 2008, $4M each in 2009-10) (no interest)
    • 07:$4M, 08:$10M (Yankees to pay $2M of 2007 salary)
  • 2 years/$32M (2006-07)
    • signed extension 1/05, facilitating trade to Yankees
    • 06:$16M, 07:$16M ($1.5M each year deferred at 0% interest)
    • $9M in deferred salaries (05-07) to be paid $3.5M each in 2008 & 2009, $2M in 2010
    • full no-trade clause
    • Arizona remains responsible for $1M personal services contract
    • 2005 in performance bonuses remain ($1M Cy Young, $0.15M 2nd, $0.1M 3-5; $0.25M MVP, $0.15M 2nd, $0.1M 3-5; $0.1M WS MVP; $50,000 All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP)
  • 2 years/$33M (2004-05)
    • 04:$16M ($6M deferred at 2%)
    • 05:$16M ($6M deferred, restructured to reduce interest rate from 2% to 0%)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 1/05
  • 4 years/$53.4M (1999-2002), plus 2003 option (Arizona)
    • $5M signing bonus
    • 99:$7.35M, 00:$12.35M, 01:$12.35M, 02:$12.35M, 03:$12M option ($1M buyout) (option picked up 3/01)
    • 2003 salary increased by $3M with 2002 Cy Young
    • $6M/year 1999-2000 deferred
    • $8M/year 2001-03 deferred at 6% interest
  • 4 years/$20.25M (1994-97), plus 1998 club option (Seattle)
    • signed 12/10/93
    • $1.1M signing bonus
    • 94:$3M, 95:$4.15M, 96:$5.75M, 97:$6M, 98:$6M ($0.25M buyout)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Seattle 7/31/98 (Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen)
  • 1 year/$2.625M (1993)
    • re-signed 2/16/93 (avoided arbitration, $3.2M-$2.05M)
  • 1 year/$1.3925M (1992)
  • 1 year/$0.35M (1991)
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1990)
  • 1 year/$70,000 (1989)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Montreal 5/25/89 (Mark Langston deal)
  • drafted by Montreal 1985 (2-86) (USC), $60,000 signing bonus
  • drafted by Atlanta 1982 (4-89) (Livermore HS, Calif.) (did not sign)
  • agents: Alan Nero, Barry Meister
  • ML service: 21.020


Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Braves

Henry Aaron of
Milwaukee Braves 1954-1965, Atlanta 1966-74,
Milwaukee Brewers 1975-76

  • 1975:$250,000
  • 3 years/$600,000 (1972-74)
  • 2 years/$250,000 (1970-71)
  • 2 years/$200,000 (1967-68)
  • 1 year/$70,000 (1965)
  • 1 year/$60,000 (1964)
  • 1 year/$50,000 (1962)
  • 1 year/$35,000 (1959)
  • 1 year/$22,500 (1957)
  • 1 year/$5,000 (1954)
  • 1952: $200 per month with Indianapolis Clowns


Bobby Cox Manager
1 year (2006), plus extensions through 2010

  • 1 year (2006), plus extension through 2009
    • signed extension through 2007 with Atlanta 3/06
    • signed extension through 2008 with Atlanta 4/07 (salary of about $3M)
    • signed extension through 2009 with Atlanta 5/23/08 (salary of about $3M)
    • signed extension through 2010 with Atlanta 9/23/09
  • 1 year (2004), plus 2005 club option
    • signed extension 3/03 (expected to pay about $1.5M-$2M/year)
    • club exercised 2005 option worth about $2.6M 4/04
  • 2 years (1998-99), plus 2000 club option
    • signed extension 6/14/96
  • 2 years (1996-97), signed extension 7/22/95
  • 2 years/$0.7M (1994-95)
    • signed extension paying more than $0.35M annually 12/19/92
  • assumed managerial duties 6/1990, giving up GM post after 1990 season
  • 5 years/$2.25M (1986-90)
    • hired as Atlanta GM 10/23/85
    • at signing, most lucrative contract ever given a GM
  • Toronto, 1982-85
    • 1 year (1985), signed extension 9/28/84
    • 1 year (1984)
    • 1 year (1983), signed extension 9/1/82
    • 1 year (1982), hired 10/16/1981
  • Atlanta, 1978-81
  • agent: CS & E (Career Sports & Entertainment)

Tom Glavine lhp
1 year/$1M (2009)

  • 1 year/$1M (2009)
    • re-signed by Atlanta as a free agent 2/19/09
    • $3.5M in roster bonuses: $1M for making active roster, $1.25M each for 30, 60 days on active roster
    • large portion on bonuses earned may be deferred for up to 5 years
    • released by Atlanta 6/3/09
    • retired 2/10
  • 1 year/$8M (2008)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 11/19/07
    • perks: suite on road
  • 1 year/$10.5M (2007), plus 2008 player option
    • re-signed as a free agent 11/06
    • 07:$7.5M, 08:$9M player option ($3M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause
    • Glavine declined $13M 2008 player option 10/5/07
    • 2008 player option:
      • guaranteed with 160 IP in 2007
      • additional $1M (up to $13M) for each additional 10 IP in 2007
      • may be declined by Glavine if it becomes guaranteed
  • 1 year/$10.5M (2006), plus 2007 option
    • Glavine & Mets each declined options 11/06
    • contract restructured 5/06:
      • reducing 2006 salary to $7.5M ($5.25M deferred at 6% int)
      • adding 2007 option ($7.5M player, $14M club)
      • $5.5M 2007 player option ($3M buyout)
        (increases by $1M each for 180, 190 & 200 IP in 2006)
      • $12M 2007 club option ($3M buyout)
        (increases by $2M with 180 IP in 2006)
      • performance bonuses may increase 2007 salary to $14M
  • 3 years/$35M (2003-05), plus 2006 option ($2M buyout)
    • 03:$11M, 04:$10.5M, 05:$10.5M, 06:$6.5M mutual option
    • 2006 option becomes guaranteed at:
      • $10.5M with 600 IP 03-05 or 200 IP 2005
      • $9M & $1.5M in bonuses with 580-600 IP 03-05 or 200 IP 05
      • $8M & $2.5M in bonuses with 560-600 IP 03-05 or 200 IP 05
        • option vested at $10.5M ($5.25M deferred at 6% int)
      • absent vesting, 06 option is mutual, for $6.5M, $4M in incts
    • no-trade clause
    • $50,000 All Star award bonus
    • signed as a free agent 11/02
  • 4 years/$34M (1998-2001), plus $8M 2002 club option
    • 2002 option vests with 445 IP (2000-01) or 228 IP (01)
    • signed 5/97
  • 4 years/$20.5M (1993-1996), plus $5M 1997 option
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 93:$4.5M, 94:$4.5M, 95:$4.5M, 96:5M, 97$5M option ($1M buyout)
    • signed 12/92
  • 1 year/$2.975M (1992)
  • drafted 1984 (2-47), $85,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Gregg Clifton
  • ML service: 21.052


Greg Maddux
rhp
Chicago Cubs 1986-92 & 2004-06, Atlanta 1993-2003
LA Dodgers 2006 & 2008, San Diego 2007-08

  • 1 year/$10M (2008)
    • re-signed by San Diego 11/19/07
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $0.1M for WS MVP; $50,000 each for All Star selection, Gold Glove or LCS MVP; $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • perks: suite on road, membership at Del Mar Country Club
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from San Diego 8/19/08
  • 1 year/$10M (2007), plus 2008 options
    • signed as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$10M, 08:$6M player option or $11M club option
    • 2008 player option may increase to: $7.5M with 170 IP in 2007; $8.75M with 185 IP in 2007; or $10M with 200 IP in 2007
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $0.1M for WS MVP; $50,000 each for All Star selection, Gold Glove or LCS MVP; $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • perks: suite on road, membership at Del Mar Country Club
  • 3 years/$24M (2004-06) (Chicago Cubs)
    • acquired in trade 7/06 (Cubs paying Dodgers $2M as part of deal)
    • 04:$6M, 05:$9M, 06:$9M
    • club may void 2006 if Maddux does not post 400 IP 04-05
    • signed as a free agent 3/04
  • 1 year/$14.75M (2003), avoided arbitration 2/03 ($16M-$13.5M)
  • 5 years/$57.5M (1998-2002)
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 98:$9M, 99:$10M, 00:$10.5M, 01:$12.5M, 02:$12.5M
    • signed 8/97
  • 5 years/$28M (1993-97) (Atlanta)
    • $5.6M/year average was a record at time of signing
    • signed as a free agent 12/92
  • 1 year/$4.2M (1992) (Chicago Cubs)
    • avoided arbitration 1/92 ($4.4M-$3.65M)
  • signed extension through 1991 season 4/90 (paying $2.425M in 1991)
  • 1 year/$82,500 (1988), signed 2/88
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • drafted 1984 (2-31)
  • ML service: 21.021 (through 2007)

Eddie Mathews 3b
Boston Braves 1952, Milwaukee Braves 1953-1965
Atlanta Braves 1966-67, Houston Astros 1967, Detroit Tigers 1967-68

  • 1 year/$50,000 (1959)

John Smoltz rhp
Atlanta 1988-2008, Boston 2009, St. Louis 2009

  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/19/09 (Smoltz to earn pro-rated share of $0.4M Major League minimum, or about $102,732)
    • post-season award bonuses
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2009)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/13/09
    • $5.5M in bonuses based on days on active 25-man roster:
      • $125,000 for his first day
      • $ 35,000 per day, June 1 – Oct. 3
      • $500,000 for Oct. 4
    • award bonuses
    • $0.5M assignment bonus if traded
    • DFA by Boston 8/7/09, released 8/17/09
  • 1 year/$14M (2008), plus 2009 & 2010 club options
    • signed extension with Atlanta 4/07
    • 08:$14M, 09:$12M option, 10: club option
    • 2009 option guaranteed with 200 IP in 2008
    • 2010 option: $13M (200 IP in ’09) or $12M (less than 200 IP in ’09)
  • 2 years/$20M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed extension with Atlanta 12/04
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 05:$6M, 06:$8M, 07:$8M club option
    • no-trade clause
    • Atlanta exercised $8M 2007 option 9/06
  • 3 years/$30M (2002-04) plus $12M 2005 club option
    • performance bonus of $0.1M/GS
  • 4 years/$31M (1997-2000)
    • 97:$7M, 98:$7.75M, 99:$7.75M, 00:$8.5M
    • $0.25M bonus with 2 Cy Young awards 1997-2000
    • signed 11/96 (highest-paid pitcher at signing)
  • agent: Lonnie Cooper, Career Sports & Entertainment
  • ML service: 21.072 (through 2009)

Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Browns

Eddie Murray 1b
Baltimore Orioles 1977-1988 & 1996, Los Angeles 1989-1991 & 1997
New York Mets 1992-93, Cleveland 1994-96, Anaheim 1997

  • 6 years/$13.2M (1986-91)


Mike Mussina rhp
Baltimore 1991-2000, NY Yankees 2001-08

  • 2 years/$23M (2007-08)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 11/06
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 07:$11M, 08:$11M
    • no-trade protection
    • $3M annually deferred without interest
    • retired 11/08
  • 6 years/$88.5M (2001-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/00
    • $12M signing bonus (paid over 6 years)
    • 01:$8M, 02:$9M, 03:$10M, 04:$14M, 05:$17M, 06:$17M, 07:$17M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • no-trade clause
    • Yankees declined $17M 2007 option
  • 3 years (1998-2000)
    • signed extension with Baltimore 5/97
  • 1 year/$6.825M (1997)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/97
  • 1 year/$0.775M (1994)
  • 1 year/$0.45M (1993)
  • 1 year/$0.1525M (1992)
  • drafted 1990 (1-20) (Stanford)
  • drafted 1987 (11-272) (Montoursville HS, Pa.)
  • agent: Arn Tellum
  • ML service: 17.066 (through 2008)


Cal Ripken Jr.
ss-3b
Baltimore 1981-2001

  • 1 year/$6.3M (2001)
  • 2 years/$15.1M (1998-99), plus $6.3M 2000 option
  • 5 years/$30.5M (1993-97), re-signed 8/92
    • $3M signing bonus (paid in installments, 1993-94)
    • 93:$4.5M, 94:$4.8M, 95:$6M, 96:$6M, 97:$6.2M
    • may accept front office job at $2M/year after retirement
    • 2nd most lucrative contract in history
  • 3 years/$6.3M (1989-91), plus $2.1M 1992 option
  • 1 year/$1.7M (1988)
  • 4 years/$4M (1984-87), re-signed 1/84
    • avoided arbitration ($0.85M-$0.7M)
  • 1 year/$0.175M (1983), plus bonuses
    • $15,000 in performance bonuses based on games
    • $25,000 in award bonuses (MVP)
  • drafted 1978 (2-48), $20,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • ML service:: 19.057 (through 2000)


George Sisler
of
St. Louis Browns 1915-1927, Washington 1928, Boston Braves 1928-30

  • 1 year/$25,000 (1924) (as player-manager)

Boston Red Sox

Roger Clemens rhp
Boston 1984-96, Toronto 1997-98,
New York Yankees 1999-2003 & 2007, Houston 2004-06

  • 1 year/$28,000,022 (2007) (NY Yankees)
    • contract purchased 6/9/07
    • signed as a free agent 5/6/07 (minor-league contract)
    • to receive pro-rated portion of major-league salary after joining Yankees 6/9/07 (about $17.4M)
  • 1 year/$22,000,022 (2006) (Houston)
    • contract purchased 6/06
    • re-signed as free agent 5/06 (1 year/$0.322M minor-league deal)
    • received pro-rated portion of major-league salary ($12,262,294) after re-joining Astros 6/22/06
  • 1 year/$18M (2005) (Houston)
    • avoided arbitration 1/05 ($22M-$13.5M)
    • complete no-trade clause
    • $3M assignment bonus if Clemens waives no-trade clause
  • 1 year/$5M (2004) (Houston)
    • $3.5M of 2004 salary deferred for 2 years
    • bonuses: ($25,000 All Star, $1.4M attendance)
    • 10-year personal-services contract with Houston after retirement
    • signed as a free agent 1/ 04 (out of retirement)
  • 1 year/$10.1M (2003) (NY Yankees) (all deferred to 2004-2014)
    • $8.1M present value at signing – paid as follows: 04:$0.6M, 05:$0.7M, 06:$0.9M, 07-12:$0.95M/year, 13-14:$1.1M/year
    • “declined” 2003 player option, receiving $10.3M buyout
  • 2 years/$30.9M (2001-02), plus 2003 option (NY Yankees)
    • $5M bonus (paid 2001-02)
    • 01:$7.8M, 02:$7.8M, 03:$10.3M player option ($10.3M buyout), 04:$7.2M club option
    • signed extension 8/00
  • 3 years/$24.75M (1997-99), plus $8.1M 2000 club option (Toronto)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 97:$5.5M, 98:$7.5M, 99:$8M, 00:$8.1M option ($1.75M buyout)
    • acquired by NY Yankees in trade (from Toronto) 2/99
    • side agreement (later invalidated by MLB) gave Clemens:
      • right to request a trade
      • right to approve team to which he is traded
      • right to request trade to Houston after any season during the life of the contract
  • 4 years/$21.521M (1992-95), plus 1996 option (Boston)
    • $0.621M signing bonus
    • 92:$4.4M, 93:$4.5M, 94:$5M, 95:$5.5M
    • Boston exercised $5.5M 1996 club option 3/93
    • 1996 option ($1.5M buyout):
      • $5.5M club option if exercised before ’93 season
      • $5.8M club option if exercised before ’94 season
      • $6M player option with
        • 220 IP in ’94 or ’95, OR
        • 1st, 2nd or 3rd in ’94 or ’95 Cy Young vote
    • first player to receive $5M/year
    • signed extension 2/91
  • 3 years/$7.5M (1989-1991)
    • $0.3M signing bonus
    • 89:$2.2M, 90:$2.5M, 91:$2.5M
    • award bonuses:
      • $0.1M each for Cy Young, MVP & WS MVP
      • $50,000 for LCS MVP
    • avoided arbitration 2/89 ($2.36M-$1.9M)
  • 2 years/$2M (1987-88), plus bonuses
    • 87:$0.65M, 88:$1.35M
    • signed 4/87, replacing 1 year/$0.4M contract for 1987 (Boston had unilaterally renewed Clemens’ contract when he walked out of training camp)
  • 1 year/$0.22M (1986), plus $0.12M in bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.14M (1985)
  • drafted:
    • 1983 (1-19) (Boston), $121,000 signing bonus
    • 1981 (12-288) (NY Mets) (did not sign)
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 23.014


Carlton Fisk
c
Boston 1969, 1971-1979
Chicago White Sox 1980-93

  • drafted 1967 (1-4) (New Hampshire), $10,000 signing bonus


Pedro Martinez rhp
LA Dodgers 1992-93, Montreal 1994-97,
Boston 1998-2004, NY Mets 2005-08, Philadelphia 2009

  • 1 year/$2M (2009)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 7/14/09 (pro-rated for final 82 days of season)
    • performance bonuses:
      • $75,000 for 50 IP, $0.125M for 75 IP, $0.175M for 100 IP
      • $75,000 each for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 starts; $0.1M for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 starts
      • $50,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25 relief appearances
    • roster bonuses: $50,000 each for 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 days on active roster
    • award bonus: $0.1M for NL Comeback Player of the Year
    • retired 12/11
  • 4 years/$53M (2005-08)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/04
    • $3.5M signing bonus (paid 05-08)
    • 05:$10M, 06:$14M, 07:$14M, 08:$11M
    • $10M of 06-08 salaries deferred at 5% interest
    • no-trade clause
  • 6 years/$75M (1998-2003), plus 2004 club option
    • signed extension with Boston 12/97 ($12.5M average annual value was highest in baseball at signing)
    • $3M signing bonus (paid $0.5M/year, 98-03)
    • 98:$7M, 99:$10.5M, 00:$11M, 01:$12.5M, 02:$13.5M,
    • 03:$15M club option (picked up 3/01)
    • 04:$17.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • Cy Young award bonus
    • Boston exercised 2004 option 4/03
  • 1 year/$3.5M (1997)
    • re-signed by Montreal 1/97 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$3.1M)
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Montreal 11/97
  • 1 year/$0.315M (1996)
    • renewed by Montreal 2/96
  • 1 year/$0.27M (1995)
    • re-signed by Montreal 2/95
  • 1 year/$0.2M (1994)
    • signed by Montreal 2/93
  • 1 year/$0.119M (1993)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/93
    • acquired by Montreal in trade from LA Dodgers 11/93
  • signed 1988 by LA Dodgers as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Fern Cuza, SFX (previously Jim Bronner and Bob Gilhooley)
  • ML service: 16.107


Johnny Pesky
inf
Boston Red Sox 1942 & 1946-52, Detroit 1952-54, Washington 1954

  • 1 year/$17,500 (1948)
  • 1 year/$20,000 (1947)
  • 1 year/$4,000 (1942), plus $5,000 at season’s end
  • signed 1940 for $500 bonus & $150/month (also received $1,000 after first pro season)


Manny Ramirez dh-lf
Cleveland 1993-2000, Boston 2001-08, LA Dodgers 2008-10,
Chicago White Sox 2010, Tampa Bay 2011

  • 1 year/$2M (2011)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/22/11
    • retired 4/8/11
  • 2 years/$45M (2009-10)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 3/4/09
    • 09:$25M, 10:$20M (voidable)
    • Ramirez must decide whether to opt out of final year before 5th day after end of 2009 World Series or Nov. 10th, whichever is later
    • $30M deferred without interest:
      • 2009: $10M paid ’09 and $15M in 3 installments of $5M each June 30, 2010-12
      • 2010 (if no opt out): $5M paid in 2010 and $15M in 3 installments of $3,333,333 each June 30, 2011-12, and $8,333,333 on June 30, 2013
    • full no-trade clause
    • Ramirez to donate $1M to club charity
    • Ramirez exercised 2010 player option 11/6/09
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers from LA Dodgers 8/30/10
  • 8 years/$160M (2001-08), plus 2009, 2010 club options
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 12/00
    • $16M signing bonus (paid over 5 years)
    • 01:$13M, 02:$15.5M, 03:$18M, 04:$20.5M, 05:$20M, 06:$19M, 07:$18M, 08:$20M, 09-10:$20M club options
    • $1M assignment bonus if traded
    • award bonuses: $75,000 for All-Star. $0.1M for Silver Slugger. $0.15M for ALCS or WS MVP. $0.2M for MVP ($0.125M for 2nd in vote, $0.1M for 3rd, $75,000 for 4th (2005), $50,000 for 5th)
    • $31M deferred ($3M in 2001, $4M each in 2002-08), paid in 16 installments of $1.94M, 2011-26
    • receives no-trade clause if another Boston player receives one
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Boston 7/31/08, with Red Sox paying remainder of 2008 salary (about $7M) and agreeing to eliminate 2009-10 club options in exchange for Ramirez not exercising right to block trade as a 10-and-5 player
  • 4 years/$10.1M (1996-99), plus 2000 option
    • signed extension with Cleveland
    • 96:$1.1M, 97:$2M, 98:$2.85M, 99:$4.1M, 00:$4.25M club option
    • Cleveland exercised 2000 option 11/99
  • drafted by Cleveland 1991 (1-13)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 17.042

Curt Schilling rhp
Baltimore 1988-90, Houston 1991,
Philadelphia 1992-2000, Arizona 2000-03, Boston 2004-08

  • 1 year/$8M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 11/6/07
    • $0.5M one-time assignment bonus if traded
    • performance bonuses: $0.375M each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 & 200 IP
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star starter; $0.1M each for All Star, LCS MVP, WS MVP; $0.5M for Cy Young ($0.4M for 2nd, $0.3M for 3rd, $1M for receiving one Cy Young vote (1st, 2nd or 3rd)
    • $2M in weight clauses ($333,333 each for maintaining weight in 6 random weigh-ins, one per month, during season)
    • perks: use of team uniform for charity events, suite for home-game starts and charity events, day care for home games, 6 season tickets in State Street Pavilion
  • 3 years/$37.5M (2004-06), plus 2007 option
    • signed extension with Boston 11/03 after agreeing to waive no-trade clause
    • 04:$12M, 05:$12.5M, 06:$13M, 07:$13M option
    • $13M 2007 option vested with 2004 World Series victory
    • bonuses: $0.1M (All Star), $2M (if Boston wins World Series)
  • 3 years/$32M (2002-04)
    • signed extension with Arizona 12/15/00
    • 02:$10M, 03:$10M, 04:$12M
    • half of salary each season deferred
    • $6M in performance bonuses
  • 3 years/$15.45M (1998-2000), plus 2001 club option
    • signed extension with Philadelphia 4/3/97
    • 98:$4.65M, 99:$5.15M, 00:$5.65M, 01:$6.5M club option
    • acquired by Arizona in trade with Philadelphia 7/00
  • 1 year/$3.5M (1997)
  • 1 year/$2M (1996)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (1995)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 12/16/94 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (1994)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 2/7/94 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (1993)
  • 1 year/$0.205M (1992)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Houston 4/92
  • 1 year/$0.125M (1991) (Houston)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Baltimore 1/91
  • 1 year/$0.103M (1990) (Baltimore)
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Boston 7/88
  • drafted by Boston 1986 (2-39)
  • agent: Ed Hayes (previously Jeff Borris)
  • ML service: 18.134 (through 2008)

Ted Williams of
Boston Red Sox 1939-1960

  • 1 year/$6,500 (1939)
  • 1 year/$12,000 (1940)
  • 1 year/$20,000 (1941)
  • 1 year/$35,000 (1942)
  • 1 year/$50,000 (1946)
  • 1 year/$75,000 (1947)
  • 1 year/$90,000 (1948)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1949)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1950)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1951)
  • 1 year/$25,000 (1952)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1953)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1954)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1955)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1956)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1957)
  • 1 year/$125,000 (1958)
  • 1 year/$125,000 (1959)
  • 1 year/$95,000 (1960)

Carl Yastrzemski of-1b
Boston Red Sox 1961-1983

  • signed 1958, receiving:
    • $108,000 signing bonus
    • 2 year/$10,000 minor-league contract
  • 1 year/$15,000 (1962)
  • 1968:$100,000
  • 1970:$125,000
  • 3 years/$500,000 (1971-73)
    • most lucrative deal in baseball history at signing (2/17/1971)
    • 1971:$160,000
  • 1976:$175,000
  • 1977:$242,500


Brooklyn Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers

Jackie Robinson inf
Brooklyn 1947-1956

  • earned $500 per month with 1945 Kansas City Monarchs
  • signed with Brooklyn 10/23/1945 for $600/month & $3,500 signing bonus
  • 1 year/$5,000 (1947) (Major League minimum)
  • 1 year/$35,000 (1950)
  • 1 year/$37,500 (1955)
  • 1 year/$33,000 (1956)
  • top salary: $42,500


Chicago Cubs

Ryne Sandberg 2b
Philadelphia Phillies 1981, Chicago Cubs 1982-1997

  • 1 year/$2.3M (1996)
  • 4 years/$28.4M (1993-97)
    • $3.5M signing bonus (paid 12/92)
    • 93:$5.1M, 94:$5.1M, 95:$5.1M, 96:$5.1M, 97:$5.9M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • up to $1.65M in award bonuses
    • $2M personal services contract (paid in first 4 years after retirement)
    • record $7.1M annual average at signing
    • signed 3/92
    • retired after 1994 season
  • 3 years/$6.3M (1990-92)
    • 92:$2.1M
    • signed 4/89
  • 6 years/$3.97M (1984-89)
    • 84:$0.25M, 85:$505M, 86:$0.665M, 87:$0.76M, 88:$0.84M, 89:$0.95M
    • signed 2/84
  • drafted 1978 (20-511), $25,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Jim Turner

Sammy Sosa dh-of
Texas 1989, Chicago White Sox 1989-91
Chicago Cubs 1992-2004, Baltimore 2005, Texas 2007

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 1/07 (minor-league contract)
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 200, 250, 300 PAs; $0.25M each for 350, 400, 450 & 500 PAs; $0.3M each for 550, 600 PAs
    • award bonus: $0.2M for Comeback Player of Year
    • contract purchased 4/07
  • 4 years/$72M (2002-05), plus 2006 option (Chicago Cubs)
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 02:$12M, 03:$13M, 04:$16M, 05:$17M, 06:$18M club option ($4.5M buyout)
    • $3.5M severance payment due at end of contract
    • 2006 option becomes guaranteed if Sosa is traded
    • $19M 2007 option added if Sosa is traded
    • Sosa declined right to opt out after ’03 & collect $1.75M buyout
    • contract restructured 1/05 as part of trade to Orioles, with Sosa agreeing to eliminate 1) ’06 option & 2) clause adding ’07 option
    • Orioles will pay $8.15M of 2005 salary
    • Cubs will pay:
      • $8.85M of 2005 salary
      • $3.5M severance payment, due within 30 days of trade
      • $4.5M assignment bonus (replacing $4.5M ’06 buyout)
  • 4 years/$42.5M (1998-2001) (Chicago Cubs)
  • $3,500 signing bonus
  • agents: Adam Katz, Tom Reich
  • ML service: 17.049


Chicago White Sox

Ozzie Guillen ss
Chicago White Sox 1985-1997
Baltimore 1998, Atlanta 1998-1999, Tampa Bay 2000

  • 1 year (2000) (Tampa Bay)
  • 1 year/$0.55M (1999) (Atlanta)
  • 1 year/$0.45M (1998) (Baltimore)
    • released by Baltimore 5/1/98
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent 5/6/98
  • 3 years/$12.5M (1995-97), plus 1998 club option
    • Chicago declined 98 option
  • 4 years/$6.5M (1990-93), plus 1994 club option
    • Chicago exercised $2.1M club option 10/93
    • signed 10/1/89
  • 1 year/$0.8M (1989), signed 2/9/89
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (1988)
  • 1 year/$0.175M (1987)
  • 1 year/$0.15M (1986)
  • 1 year/$60,000 (1985)
  • acquired in trade from San Diego 12/6/84
  • signed by San Diego 1980 as amateur free agent from Venezuela

Joe Jackson of
Philadelphia A’s 1908-09, Cleveland 1910-1915,
Chicago White Sox 1915-1920

  • 3 years/$18,000 (1914-16), signed 2/1914
    • contract purchased from Cleveland 8/20/1915 for $31,500
  • 3 years/$18,000 (1917-19), signed 8/16/1915
  • 3 years/$27,000 (1920-22)
    • 1920: $8,000

Frank Thomas 1b-dh
Chicago White Sox 1990-2005,
Oakland 2006 & 2008, Toronto 2007-08

  • 2 years/$18.12M (2007-08), plus 2009 vesting option
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/06
    • $9.12M signing bonus
    • 07:$1M, 08:$8M, 09:$10M vesting option
    • 2009 option guaranteed with 1,000 PAs 2007-08 or 525 PAs 2008
    • no-trade protection
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 500, 525, 550, 575 & 600 PAs
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP, $50,000 each for Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP or All Star ($25,000 All Star selection)
    • released by Toronto 4/20/08
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 4/24/08 (A’s to pay pro-rated share of $0.39M ML minimum)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2006)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/06
    • $1.4M in roster bonuses (if on active ML roster or on DL with injury unrelated to left foot problem)
      • $0.325M each on May 1 & June 15
      • $0.375M each on July 15 & Aug. 15
    • $1.2M in performance bonuses:
      • $0.2M each for 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 & 550 PAs
    • award bonuses:
      • $0.1M bonus for 4th-place finish in 2006 AL MVP vote
      • $50,000 bonus for Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$5M (2003), plus 2004-06 options
    • re-signed with Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/02
    • 03:$5M, 04:$6M player option/$8M club option, 05:$8M player option/$11M club option, 06:$10M player option/$12M club option ($3.5M buyout)
    • in agreeing to restructuring 12/02, Thomas received $1M loan
    • $2M in award bonuses for finish in top 10 of MVP vote
    • White Sox declined $10M mutual option 11/05 (Thomas had exercised $10M 2006 player option 10/05)
    • Thomas exercised $8M 2005 player option 10/04
    • Thomas exercised $6M 2004 player option
  • 7 years/$64.4M (1998-2004), plus club options for 2005, 2006
    • 99:$7.15M, 00:$7.25M, 01:$10.375M, 02:$10.3M, 03:$10.3M, 04:$10.3M, 05:$10.3M option, 06:$10.3M option
    • White Sox invoked “diminished skills clause” 10/02, allowing the club to defer $10.124M/year if Thomas did not make the All Star team, win a Silver Slugger award or rank in the top 10 of MVP vote for 2002. Thomas filed for free agency 10/02 before agreeing to rework terms for 2003-06.
  • 4 years/$29M (1995-98), plus 1999-2000 options
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 10/93
    • 95:$7.15M, 96:$7.15M, 97:$7.15M, 98:$7.15M, 99:$7.15M club option ($0.15M buyout), 00:$7.25M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • $3M in salary to be advanced 15 days after approval of contract
  • 3 years/about $4M (1992-94)
    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 3/92
    • 92:$0.62M, 93:$1M, 94:$2.5M
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for MVP
  • 1 year/$0.12M (1991)
  • drafted 1989 (1-7) (Auburn)
  • agent: Arn Tellum
  • ML service: 17.063 (through 2007)

Cincinnati Reds

Johnny Bench c-inf
Cincinnati 1965-1983

  • drafted 1965 (2-36), $6,000 signing bonus

Pete Rose inf-of
Cincinnati 1963-1978 & 1984-86, Philadelpha 1979-1983, Montreal 1984

  • signed 1960 for $5,000, plus $7,000 signing bonus
  • 1 year/$105,000 (1970)
  • 1 year/$160,000 (1974)
  • 1 year/$188,000 (1976), plus $188,000 1977 club option
  • 2 years/$725,000 (1977-1978)
  • 4 years/$3.2M (1979-82)
    • deal made Rose baseball’s highest-paid player at signing


Cleveland Indians

Larry Doby of
Cleveland 1947-1955 & 1958,
Chicago White Sox 1956-57 & 1959, Detroit 1959

  • highest annual salary: $36,000

Bob Feller rhp
Cleveland 1936-1956

  • 1 year/$10,000 (1937), signed 1/1937



Detroit Tigers

Ty Cobb of
Detroit 1905-1928

  • 1 year/$1,500 (1906)
  • 1 year/$2,200 (1907)
  • 1 year/$5,000 (1908)
    • $4,000 salary, plus $800 bonus for hitting above .300
  • 1 year/$10,000 (1911)
  • 3 years/$27,000 (1910-12)
  • 3 years/$36,000 (1915-17) (est.)
  • 1 year/$32,500 (1921), as player-manager
  • 1 year/$70,000 (1927), plus $35,000 in bonuses
    • $30,000 signing bonus
    • $40,000 1927 salary
    • $15,000 in Spring Training game receipts
    • $20,000 bonus if A’s won pennant (paid despite Athletics’ second-place finish in 1927)

Hank Greenberg of
Detroit 1930-1947

  • 1 year/$115,000 (1947)


Florida Marlins

Gary Sheffield of-dh
Milwaukee 1988-91, San Diego 1992-93, Florida 1993-98
LA Dodgers 1998-2001, Atlanta 2002-03, NY Yankees 2004-06
Detroit 2007-08, NY Mets 2009

  • 2 years/$28M (2008-09)
    • signed two-year extension with Detroit as part of trade from NY Yankees 11/06
    • 07:$13M, 08:$14M, 09:$14M
    • $12.5M deferred at 3% interest ($4.5M in ’07, $4M in ’08, $4M in ’09)
    • limited no-trade clause (may block deals to 10 clubs each season)
    • award bonuses
    • released by Detroit 3/31/09
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 4/4/09 (Mets pay $0.4M of 2009 salary, with Tigers responsible for $13.6M)
  • 3 years/$39M (2004-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/03
    • 04-06:$13M annually, 07:$13M club option
    • $4.5M annually deferred without interest
    • $3.3M non-termination bonus 6/05 (deferred without interest)
    • award bonus
    • NY Yankees exercised 2007 option 11/06, facilitating trade
  • 6 years/$61M (1998-2003), plus 2004 club option
    • 98-02:$10M annually, 03:$11M, 04:$11M club option
    • Atlanta declined 2004 option 10/03
  • drafted by Milwaukee 1986 (1-6) (Hillsborough HS, Tampa, Fla.)
  • agent: Rufus Williams (Sheffield negotiated 2004 contract himself) (formerly represented by Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 20.031 (through 2008)


Houston Astros

Jeff Bagwell 1b
Houston 1991-2005

  • 5 years/$85M (2002-06), plus 2007 club option
    • retired 12/06
    • $15M signing bonus (paid 02-06)
    • 02:$8M, 03:$10M, 04:$13M, 05:$15M, 06:$17M, 07:$18M club option ($7M buyout)
    • $29M of total package deferred
      • 02:$2M, 03:$3M, 04:$6M, 05:$8M, 06:$10M
    • Astros declined $18M 2007 option 10/06
    • Houston’s insurance claim — seeking to recoup $15.6M of $17M 2006 salary due to Bagwell’s shoulder injury — was denied 3/06. The Astros’ subsequent lawsuit against Connecticut General Life was settled 12/06.
  • drafted 1989 (4-109)
  • agent: Barry Axelrod
  • ML service: 15.000

Craig Biggio c-2b-of
Houston 1988 – 2007

  • 1 year/$5.15M (2007)
    • re-signed 11/06
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for MVP, WS MVP or Gold Glove, $25,000 for All-Star selection, LCS MVP or Silver Slugger
  • 1 year/$4M (2006), re-signed 9/05
  • 1 year/$3M (2004), plus $3M 2005 club option
    • 04:$3M, 05:$3M club option ($1M buyout); signed extension 1/03
    • $1.5M/year in incentives
    • $0.25M each for 450, 500, 550, 600, 650 & 700 PAs
    • Houston exercised $3M 2005 option 10/04
  • 3 years/$28M (2001-03)
    • $7M signing bonus
      • $1M of bonus due Jan. 15 each year 00-03
      • $3M of bonus due Jan. 15, 2004
    • 01:$6M, 02:$7M, 03:$8M
  • 4 years/$22.36M (1996-1999), plus $3M 2000 club option
    • re-signed as a free agent 12/95
  • drafted 1987 (1-22)
  • agent: Barry Axelrod
  • ML service: 18.099


Kansas City Royals

George Brett 3b-1b
Kansas City Royals 1973-1993

  • 2 years/$7.7M (1991-92), plus 1993 club option
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 1991:$3.1M, 1992:$3.1M, 1993:$3.1M ($1M buyout)
    • signed re-worked contract 5/21/1991
  • 5 years (1987-1991), plus 1992-93 club options
    • signed extension May, 1984
    • 1987-91:$1.5M annually, 1992:$1.5M club option, 1993:$1.5M club option
    • contract also paid Brett about $0.45M annually from real-estate deal
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 for MVP, $50,000 each for World Series or ALCS MVP, $50,000 All Star, $100,000 Gold Glove, $60,000 for 550 PAs, $100,000 for 625 PAs
    • 7 year personal services contract as VP after retirement, single room on road trips, $5M loan with 10 percent interest
    • as part of the extension, Brett agreed to give the Royals the bat he used in the July 24, 1983 “Pine Tar Game”
  • 5 years/$5M (1982-86) (est.)
    • 1985:$1M
  • 5 years/$1.5M (1977-81)
    • 1977:$200,000
  • 1 year/$126,000 (1976)
  • drafted 1971 (2- 29) (El Segundo HS, Calif.), $25,000 signing bonus

Minnesota Twins

Bert Blyleven rhp
Minnesota 1970-1976 and 1985-88,
Texas 1976-77, Pittsburgh 1978-80,
Cleveland 1981-85, California 1989-92

  • 1 year (1993)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 1/93
    • retired 4/91
  • 1 year/$0.3M (1992)
    • signed by California as a free agent 1/92 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.3M in majors
    • $0.9M in performance bonuses
    • contract purchased by California 5/92
  • 1 year/$2M (1991), plus 1992-93 options
    • signed extension with California 4/90
  • 1 year/$1.1M (1989), plus 1990 club option
    • re-signed by California 2/89, settling grievances regarding 20-percent cut rule
  • 2 years/$2.95M (1987-88)
    • signed extension with Minnesota 1986
    • 87:$1.95M, 88:$1M
  • 1 year/$0.65M (1986)
    • re-signed by Minnesota
  • Cleveland, 1981-85
    • annual salaries $0.65M
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Cleveland 8/85
  • 1 year/$0.3M (1980)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Pittsburgh 12/80
  • 1 year/$0.5M (1979)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh
  • 1 year (1978)
    • signed by Pittsburgh
  • 1 year/$0.14M (1977)
    • re-signed by Texas
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Texas 12/77
  • 1 year (1976)
    • re-signed by Minnesota
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Minnesota 6/76
  • 1 year/$65,000 (1975)
    • re-signed by Minnesota (lost arbitration, $85,000-$65,000)
  • 1 year/$55,000 (1974)
  • 1 year/$33,000 (1973)
  • agent: Richard Moss
  • drafted by Minnesota 1969 (3-55)


Kirby Puckett
cf
Minnesota Twins 1984-1995

  • 5 years/$30M (1993-97)
    • $6M signing bonus (paid over life of deal)
    • 93:$4M, 94:$4M, 95:$5M, 96:$5M, 97:$6M
    • option to become free agent after 1995 season
  • 3 years/$9M (1990-92), plus $0.75M in incentives
    • $1.5M signing bonus (paid over 3 years)
    • 90:$2.2M, 91:$2.5M, 92:$2.8M
    • may earn $0.25M/year in incentives
    • first player to earn average of $3M annually
  • 1 year/$2M (1989)
  • 1 year/$1.09M (1988), avoided arbitration
  • 1 year/$0.465M (1987)
  • 1 yr/$0.255M (1986)
  • 1 year/$0.13M (1985)
  • 1 year (1984)
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • drafted 1982 (1-3), $20,000 signing bonus

New York Mets

Mike Piazza
c
Los Angeles Dodgers (1993-98), Florida (1998)
NY Mets (1998-2005), San Diego (2006), Oakland (2007)

  • retired 5/08
  • 1 year/$8.5M (2007) (Oakland)
    • signed as a free agent 12/06
  • 1 year/$2M (2006), plus 2007 option (SD)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06
    • 06:$1.25M, 07:$8M mutual option ($0.75M buyout)
    • SD declined $8M 2007 option 10/06
    • performance bonus: $0.25M each for 85, 95 & 105 games started
    • award bonus: $50,000 for Gold Glove award
  • 7 years/$91M (1999-2005) (NY Mets)
    • $7.5M signing bonus ($4M up front, $3.5M 1/15/02)
    • 99:$6M, 00:$11M, 01:$12.5M, 02:$9.5M, 03:$14.5M, 04:$15M, 05:$15M
    • $50,000 All Star award bonus
    • limited no-trade clause (may name 4 teams he’d accept trade to before each season)
  • 2 years/$15M (1997-98)
    • signed extension 2/97 (avoided arbitration, $7.65M-$6.1M)
    • 97:$7M, 98:$8M
  • 3 years/$4.2M (1994-96)
    • 94:$0.6M, 95:$0.9M, 96:$2.7M
  • 1 year/$0.126M (1993)
  • agent: Dan Lozano
  • ML service: 15.034


Tom Seaver
rhp
New York Mets 1967-1977, 1983
Cincinnati Reds 1977-1982,
Chicago White Sox 1984-85, Boston Red Sox 1986

  • 1 year/$136,000 (1975)
    • pay cut of $34,000 from 1974 salary restored after Seaver won 1975 Cy Young award
  • 1 year/$170,000 (1974)
  • 1 year/$25,000 (1968)
  • signed 1966 as amateur free agent, $50,000 bonus

New York Yankees


Yogi Berra
c-of
New York Yankees 1947-1965

  • 1 year/$14,000 (1949)


Joe DiMaggio of
New York Yankees 1936-1951

  • 1 year/$8,500 (1936) (highest-ever salary for Yankee rookie)
  • 1 year/$17,000 (1937)
  • 1 year/$25,000 (1938)
  • 1 year/$27,500 (1939)
  • 1 year/$32,500 (1940)
  • 1 year/$37,500 (1941)
  • 1 year/$43,750 (1942)
  • 1 year/$43,750 (1946)
  • 1 year/$43,750 (1947)
  • 1 year/$68,000 (1948)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1949)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1950)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1951)


Whitey Ford
lhp
New York Yankees 1950-1967

  • 1 year/$33,000 (1958)


Lou Gehrig 1b
New York Yankees 1923-1939

  • 1 year/$39,000 (1938)
  • 1 year/$31,000 (1935)
  • 1 year/$25,000 (1931)
  • signed 6/1923, receiving:
    • $1,500 signing bonus
    • $2,000 salary for remainder of 1923 season

Reggie Jackson of-dh
Kansas City/Oakland A’s 1967-1975, Baltimore 1976,
New York Yankees 1977-1981
, California Angels 1982-1987

  • 5 years/$2.9M (1977-81)
  • drafted by Kansas City 1966 (1-2) (Arizona State), $80,000 signing bonus


Mickey Mantle of
New York Yankees 1951-1968

  • 1 year/$7,500 (1951)
  • 1 year/$10,000 (1953)
  • 1 year/$12,500 (1954)
  • 1 year/$17,000 (1955)
  • 1 year/$33,000 (1956)
  • 1 year/$58,000 (1957)
  • 1 year/$75,000 (1958)
  • 1 year/$72,000 (1959)
  • 1 year/$65,000 (1960)
  • 1 year/$75,000 (1961)
  • 1 year/$85,000 (1962)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1963)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1965)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1966)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1967)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1968)

Roger Maris of
Cleveland Indians 1957-58, Kansas City A’s 1958-59
New York Yankees 1960-1966, St. Louis Cardinals 1967-68

  • 1 year/$37,000 (1961)


Andy Pettitte lhp
New York Yankees 1995-2003 & 2007-2010,
Houston 2004-06

  • 1 year/$11.75M (2010)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/9/09
    • retired 1/11
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/26/09
    • $4.5M in performance bonuses: $0.5M each for 150, 160, 170 IP; $0.75M each for 180, 190, 200, 210 IP
    • $2M in roster bonuses: $0.1M for 120 days on active 25-man roster; $0.2M for 130 days; $0.25M each for 140, 150 days; $0.4M each for 160, 170, 180 days
  • 1 year/$16M (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/10/07
    • no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$16M (2007), plus $16M 2008 player option
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/06
    • declined $16M 2008 player option 11/5/07
    • accepted Yankees’ offer of arbitration 12/7/07
  • 3 years/$31.5M (2004-06) (Houston)
    • 04:$5.5M, 05:$8.5M, 06:$17.5M
    • signed as a free agent 12/03
  • 3 years/$25.5M (2000-02), plus $11.5M 2003 club option
    • $3M signing bonus (paid over 3 years, 00-02)
    • 00:$6M, 01:$6M, 02:$8.5M, 03:$11.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • Yankees exercised 2003 option 11/02
  • drafted 1990 (22-577) (San Jacinto College-North) (draft & follow)
  • signed 5/91, $80,000 signing bonus
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 16.000


Phil Rizzuto
ss

New York Yankees 1941-1956

  • 1 year/$30,000 (1956)
  • 1 year/$32,000 (1955)
  • 1 year/$40,000 (1950)
  • 1 year/$37,700 (1949)
  • 1 year/$5,000 (1941)


Babe Ruth lhp-of
Boston Red Sox 1914-1919, New York Yankees 1920-1934
Boston Braves 1935

  • annual salaries:
    • 1914:$1,900, 1915:$3,500, 1916:$3,500, 1917:$3,500, 1918:$9,000, 1919:$10,000, 1920:$20,000, 1921:$30,000, 1922:$52,000, 1923:$52,000, 1924:$52,000, 1925:$52,000, 1926:$52,000, 1927:$70,000, 1928:$70,000, 1929:$70,000, 1930:$80,000, 1931:$80,000, 1932:$75,000, 1933:$52,000, 1934:$37,500, 1935:$35,000
  • signed 1914 for $600

Joe Torre Manager
3 years/$13M (2008-10)

  • 3 years/$13M (2008-10)
    • hired by LA Dodgers 11/1/07
    • rejected offer to return to Yankees 10/18/07: 1 year/$5M (2008), plus $8M 2009 vesting option (guaranteed with 2008 AL pennant) & performance bonuses ($1M each for reaching ALDS, ALCS & World Series)
  • 3 years/$19.2M (2005-07)
    • signed extension 4/04
    • 05:$6.1M, 06:$6.1M, 07:$7M
    • salaries increased to $6.7M (2005-06) & $7.5M (2007)
    • $1M in annual performance bonuses
      • $0.4M for winning ALCS, $0.6M for winning World Series
    • extension also includes 6-year consulting agreement
  • 3 years/$16.5M (2002-04)
    • 04:$5M
    • $1.4M in performance bonuses
      • $0.1M each for 90, 94, 98 & 102 victories
      • $0.2M for winning ALDS, $0.3M for winning ALCS, $0.5M for winning World Series
  • 2 years/$6M (2000-01)
    • 00:$3M, 01:$3M
  • 3 years/$2.8M (1997-99)
    • 97:$0.8M, 98:$1M, 99:$1M
    • signed 2/97, reworking final year of previous deal
  • 2 years/$1.05M (1996-97)
    • 96:$0.5M, 97:$0.55M
    • hired 11/95, replacing Buck Showalter
  • 2 years (1994-95) (St. Louis)
    • signed extension 8/4/93
    • 95:$0.55M
    • fired 6/16/95
  • 1 year (1993) (St. Louis)
    • signed extension 6/24/91
  • 3 years (1990-92) (St. Louis)
    • hired 8/90
  • Manager, Atlanta (1982-84)
  • Manager, NY Mets (1977-81)
  • agent: Maury Gostfrand

Oakland Athletics

Rickey Henderson of
Oakland 1979-1984, 1989-1995, 1998
NY Yankees 1985-1989
Toronto 1993, San Diego 1996-1997, 2001
Anaheim 1998, NY Mets 1999-2000
Seattle 2000, Boston 2002, LA Dodgers 2003

  • 1 year/$0.35M (2002) (Boston)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2001) (San Diego)
  • drafted 1976 (4-96), $10,000 signing bonus


Philadelphia Phillies

Mike Schmidt 3b
Philadelphia Phillies 1972-1989

  • 1 year/$0.5M (1989)
  • $0.5M each if on roster 5/15 and 8/15
  • performance bonuses for games started
  • 1 year/$2.25M (1988)
  • 6 years/$10M (1982-87)
  • 6 years/more than $3M (1976-81)
  • drafted 1971 (2-30) (Ohio U), $32,500 signing bonus


Pittsburgh Pirates

Roberto Clemente of
Pittsburgh 1955-1972

  • 1 year/$100,000 (1967)
  • signed by Brooklyn 2/1954 for $5,000 salary and $10,000 signing bonus
  • signed 10/9/1952 by Santurce Crabbers for $40/week, a $400 signing bonus and a new glove


Cot Tierney inf
Pittsburgh 1920-1923, Philadelphia Phillies 1923
Boston Braves 1924, Brooklyn 1925

  • 1 year/$5,000 (1923)

St. Louis Cardinals

Lou Brock of
Chicago Cubs 1961-1964, St. Louis Cardinals 1964-1979

  • 1 year/$70,000 (1968)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/68
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Chicago Cubs 6/15/64

Dizzy Dean rhp
St. Louis Cardinals 1930 & 1932-37
Chicago Cubs 1938-41
St. Louis Browns 1947

  • 1 year/$17,500 (1938)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/38
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from St. Louis 4/38

Jim Edmonds of
California / Anaheim 1994-99
St. Louis 2000-2007 & 2011
San Diego 2008, Chicago Cubs 2008
Milwaukee 2010, Cincinnati 2010

  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/4/11 (minor-league contract)
    • retired 2/11
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2010)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/28/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $1.75M in performance bonuses based on PAs
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for Comeback Player of Year
    • may request release if not on Major League roster by 3/25/10
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 3/25/10
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Milwaukee 8/9/10
  • 2009: did not play
  • 2 years/$19M (2007-08)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/06
    • 07:$11M, 08:$8M
    • $3M of 2007 deferred with no interest until 2010-19
    • award bonuses
    • no-trade protection
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from St. Louis 12/15/07 (Cardinals paid Padres $2M in deal)
    • released by San Diego 5/9/08
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 5/14/08 (Cubs pay pro-rated portion of $0.39M minimum – about $0.29M – with San Diego paying about $5.71M and St. Louis paying $2M)
  • 6 years/$57M (2001-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 5/00
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 01:$6M, 02:$7M, 03:$8M, 04:$9M, 05:$10M, 06:$12M, 07:$10M club option ($3M buyout)
    • about $1M annually deferred with no interest
    • limited no-trade clause (23-team no-trade list each year)
    • award bonuses based on MVP vote, Silver Slugger and $25,000 for All-Star
  • 4 years/$9.5M (1996-99), plus 2000 club option
    • signed extension with Anaheim
    • $0.1M signing bonus
    • 96:$0.6M, 97:$2M, 98:$3.15M, 99:$3.525M, 00:$4.5M club option
    • Anaheim exercised 2000 option 10/99
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade with Anaheim 3/00
  • 1 year/$167,500 (1995)
  • 1 year/$117,500 (1994)
  • drafted by Anaheim 1988 (7-169)
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 14.027

Bob Gibson rhp
St. Louis Cardinals 1959-1975

  • 1 year/$0.15M (1971)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 10/70
  • 1 year/$0.125M (1969)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/69
  • 1 year/$40,000 (1965)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/65

Tony La Russa Manager
1 year (2011), plus 2012 mutual option

  • 1 year (2011), plus 2012 mutual option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 10/19/10
    • retired 10/31/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 10/26/09
  • 2 years/$8.5M (2008-09)
    • signed extension with St. Louis paying more than $4M annually 10/22/07
  • 3 years/about $8.25M (2005-07)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/05
    • 07:$2.8M
  • 2 years/about $4M (2002-03), plus $2M 2004 club option
  • 2 years (2000-01)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 10/99
  • 2 years/$3M (1996-97), plus 1998 club option
    • hired by St. Louis 10/95
  • Oakland A’s, 1986 – 1995
    • 4 years/more than $1M (1986-1989)
      • signed multi-year contract 7/86
      • paid about $333,000 annually, 1987-1990
    • 3 years (1990-92)
      • signed extension with Oakland 7/89
    • 2 years (1993-94)
    • 3 years (1995-97)
      • signed extension with Oakland 10/94
      • reportedly earned annual salary of $1.5M in final year
      • exercised right to void final 2 years of contract with A’s when the Oakland franchise was sold in 1995
  • Chicago White Sox, 1979 – 1986
    • hired 8/79
    • 1 year (1980), re-signed 10/79
    • 2 years (1982-83), re-signed 11/81
    • 1 year (1984), signed extension 4/83
    • 1 year (1985), re-signed 10/84
    • 1 year (1986), re-signed 10/85
    • fired 6/86

Mark McGwire 1b
Oakland 1987-1997, St. Louis Cardinals 1997-2001

  • 2 years/$30M (2002-03)
    • 02:$14M, 03:$16M
    • attendance bonus of $2/fan for each fan beyond 2.8 million
    • about 25% of $30M deferred at “reasonable” interest rate
    • 2002-03 extension negotiated without an agent
    • retired 11/01, leaving 2002-03 extension unsigned
  • 3 years/$28.5M (1998-2000), plus 2001 mutual option
    • signed extension 9/16/07
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 98:$8M, 99:$8.5M, 00:$9M, 01:$11M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • attendance bonus of $1/fan for each fan beyond 2.8 million
    • bonus worth $586,493 in 2000
  • 5 years/$28M (1993-97)
    • $7M signing bonus
    • 93:$2.6M, 94:$1.6M, 95:$5.5M, 96:$5.6M, 97:$5.7M
  • 1 year/$2.7M (1992)
  • 1 year/$2.85M (1991)
    • re-signed 2/91, avoided arbitration $3.3M-$2M
  • 1 year/$1.5M (1990)
    • signed 2/90 (avoided arbitration, $1.72M-$1M)
    • may earn up to $170,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.455M (1989)
    • received $55,500 in bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.25M (1988)
  • 1 year/$72,500 (1987)
  • 1 year/$60,000 (1986)
  • drafted 1984 (1-10) by Oakland, $125,000 signing bonus
  • drafted 1981 (8-198) by Montreal (did not sign)
  • agent: Robert Cohen


Joe Medwick of
St. Louis Cardinals 1932-1940 & 1947-48,
Brooklyn 1940-43 & 1946, NY Giants 1943-45,
Boston Braves 1945

  • 1 year/$20,000 (1941)
    • signed by Brooklyn 10/40
  • 1 year/$18,000 (1940)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/40
    • acquired by Brooklyn in trade from St. Louis 6/40
  • 1 year/$20,000 (1939)
    • signed

Stan Musial of-1b
St. Louis Cardinals 1941-1963

  • 1 year/$70,000 (1962)
  • 1 year/$75,000 (1961)
  • 1 year/$80,000 (1960)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1959)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1958)
  • 1 year/$100,000 (1957)
  • 1 year/$80,000 (1954)
  • 1 year/$50,000 (1950)
  • 1 year/$31,000 (1948)
  • 1 year/$31,000 (1947)


Ozzie Smith ss
San Diego 1978-1981, St. Louis Cardinals 1982-1996

  • 1 year/$3M (1993), plus recurring club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 12/92
    • $3M salaries for remaining years of Smith’s career, provided:
      • Smith is cleared to play by independent physician, and
      • Smith has 400 PAs per season
    • 6 year/$1.2M personal services contract after retirement
  • 2 years/$4.3M (1990-91), plus 1992 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/85
    • 90:$2.1M, 91:$2.1M, 92:$2M club option ($0.1M buyout)
    • St. Louis exercised $2M club option 11/91
  • 4 years/$8.7M (1986-89)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/85
    • 89: $2.2M
  • 3 years/$3.6M (1983-85)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 1/83
  • 1 year/$0.45M (1982)
    • signed by St. Louis 4/82 (lost in arbitration, $0.75M-$0.45M)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (1981)
    • re-signed by San Diego
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from San Diego 12/81 (Smith agreed to waive no-trade clause to facilitate deal)
  • 1 year/$72,500 (1980)
    • renewed by San Diego 3/80
  • 1 year/$72,500 (1979)
  • 1 year (1978)
  • agent: Ed Gottlieb, Debbie Ehlmann
  • drafted by Detroit 1976 (7-146) (did not sign)
  • drafted by San Diego 1977 (4-86) (Cal Poly), $5,000 signing bonus


Bruce Sutter
rhp
Chicago Cubs 1975-1980, St. Louis 1981-84, Atlanta 1985-89

  • 6 years/$9.6M (1985-90) Atlanta
    • paid in 6 installments of $750,000, with balance to an annuity paying an estimated $44 million over 30 years
    • signed as a free agent 12/84
  • 1981-84 St. Louis
    • reportedly signed $3.5M contract with St. Louis
    • acquired in trade 1/80
  • 1 year/$700,000 (1980)
    • won arbitration 2/80, Chicago replaced tentative deal for 5 years/$2.375M (1980-84) rejected by Cubs owner Phil Wrigley
  • 2 years/$300,000 (1978-79)
    • 1978:$75,000
  • 1 year/$50,000 (1977)
  • 1 year/$19,000 (1976)
  • contract purchased 5/76
  • signed as undrafted free agent by Cubs 9/1971 for bonus of $500, plus $500/month salary in minors
  • drafted 1970 (21st round) by Washington Senators (did not sign & instead attended Old Dominion University for 6 weeks)
  • agents: Bob Gilhooley & Jim Bronner


San Diego Padres

Tony Gwynn of
San Diego Padres 1982-2001

  • 2 years/$10.6M (1999-2000), plus $6M 2001 club option
    • 99:$4.3M, 00:$4.3M, 01:$6M club option ($2M buyout)
    • signed extension 4/97 (picked up 98 option at same time)
    • additional $3.7M with 600 PAs
    • club declined 2001 option 11/00
  • 2 years/$8.5M (1996-97), plus $4M 1998 club option
    • 96:$4M, 97:$4M, 98:$4M ($0.5M buyout)
    • additional $0.5M/year for 500 plate appearances
    • club exercised $4M 1998 option 4/97
  • 3 years/$12.25M (1993-95)
    • $1.15M signing bonus
    • 93:$3.6M, 94:$3.25M, 95:$4.25M
    • signed extension 2/91
  • 1 year/$2M (1991), plus 1992 club option
    • 91:$2M, 92:$2M club option ($0.2M buyout)
    • club must make decision on 1992 option by end of 1990 season
    • signed extension 12/88
  • 5 years (1985-89), plus 1990 club option
    • six-figure signing bonus
    • total value of $4.5M if option is exercised
    • 85:$0.5M, 88:$1M, 89:$1M, 90:club option
    • club added award bonuses 3/87
    • club added $0.5M 2/88
    • signed 11/84, replacing final year of previous deal, which was to pay $0.18M for 1985
    • 84:$0.1M
  • agent: John Boggs (previously Lew Muller)
  • drafted 1981 (3-58), $25,000 signing bonus
  • (also drafted by San Diego Clippers in 10th round of 1981 NBA Draft)


Trevor Hoffman rhp
Florida 1993, San Diego 1993-2008, Milwaukee 2009-10

  • 1 year/$8M (2010), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 10/5/09
    • 10:$7.5M, 11:$7M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • price of 2011 option may increase based on GF in 2010:
      • $7.5M ($0.75M buyout) with 35 GF
      • $7.75M ($1M buyout) with 40 GF
      • $8M with 45 GF
      • $8.5M with 50 GF
    • no-trade protection (may block deals to 25 clubs)
    • Milwaukee declined 2011 option 11/2/10
    • retired 1/11/11
  • 1 year/$6M (2009)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/8/09
    • performance bonuses: $0.15M for 35 GF; $0.2M each for 38, 41, 45, 48 GF; $0.25M each for 50, 52 GF
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, Rolaids ($25,000 for 2nd place); $0.1M for WS MVP; $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd); $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd)
    • perks: suite on road, four first-class round-trip air tickets from Milwaukee to San Diego once during season
  • 2 years/$13.5M (2006-07), plus 2008 option
    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$5M, 07:$6.5M, 08:$7.5M vesting option ($2M buyout)
    • 2008 club option vests with 45 GF in 2006 or 90 GF in 2006-07
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2004), plus 2005 club option
    • re-signed by San Diego 11/03 after Padres paid $2M buyout for 2004 club option
    • $0.5M in bonuses
    • no-trade clause
    • $5M 2005 option vested with 50 GF in 2004
  • 4 years/$32M (2000-03), plus 2004 club option
    • $3M bonus (paid in 2002)
    • 00:$6M, 01:$6M, 02:$6M, 03:$9M, 04:$10M club option
      ($2M buyout) (club declined 2004 option 11/03)
    • most lucrative contract ever for a reliever at signing
  • 3 years/$9.2M (1997-99)
    • signed 8/16/96
    • 97:$1.5M, 98:$2.925M, 99:$4.775M
  • 1 year/$0.955M (1996)
  • 1 year/$0.315M (1995)
  • 1 year/$0.180M (1994)
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1993)
  • acquired in trade (from Florida) 6/24/93
  • selected 11/17/92 by Florida in expansion draft
  • drafted (by Cincinnati) 1989 (11-290)
  • agent: Rick Thurman
  • ML service: 17.000


Dave Winfield
of-dh
San Diego 1973-1980, NY Yankees 1981-90
California Angels 1990-91, Toronto 1992
Minnesota 1993-94, Cleveland 1995

  • drafted 1973 (1-4), $65,000 signing bonus


San Francisco Giants
New York Giants

Barry Bonds of
Pittsburgh 1986-92, San Francisco 1993-2007

  • 1 year/$15.8M (2007)
    • re-signed as a free agent 2/07 (Bonds’ agent has said that any provision allowing the club to void the contract in the wake of an indictment is not enforceable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.)
    • 07:$15.8M ($5.8M of 2007 salary deferred)
    • $4.2M in performance bonuses (earned $3.5M in bonuses, to be paid, plus 3% interest, in 2009):
      • $0.5M for 250 PAs
      • $1M each for 300, 375 & 450 PAs
      • $0.7M for 525 PAs
    • if Bonds is indicted, club has right to:
      • terminate contract under sections 7(b)(1) and 7(b)(3) of Uniform Player Contract
      • convert contract to a non-guaranteed deal, allowing club to release him before Opening Day & pay 30 or 45 days’ termination pay
    • Bonds agreed not to ask the players’ union to file a grievance if he is released after an indictment
    • under the agreement, Bonds’ personal trainers are no longer club employees & no longer allowed in restricted areas at Major League parks
    • perks: hotel suite on road, use of luxury suite for 5 homes games, 5 free lower box seats for each road game
  • 5 years/$90M (2002-06)
    • signed 1/02
    • $10M signing bonus ($2.5M paid 02, $3.5M 03, $4M 04)
    • first 4 years/$72M guaranteed
    • 02:$13M, 03:$13M, 04:$16M, 05:$20M, 06:$18M club option
    • club may void 2006 if Bonds has less than 500 PAs in 05
    • club may not void 2006 option if Bonds has:
      • 950 PAs 2004-05 and at least 400 PAs 2005
    • $5M/year of 2002-06 salaries deferred at 3.5%, paid 07-11
    • $0.1M All Star award bonus
    • no-trade clause
    • 10-year personal services contract begins after playing career ends, paying nearly $1M annually to the Bonds Family Foundation
    • San Francisco exercised 2006 option 9/04
  • 2 years/$22.9M (1999-2000), plus 2001 club option
    • signed extension with San Francisco 2/97
    • 99:$9.7M, 00:$10.7M, 01:$10.3M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • $0.425M annually in performance bonuses
    • San Francisco exercised 2001 option 7/99
  • 6 years/$43.75M (1993-98)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 12/92
    • $2.5M signing bonus
    • 93:$4M, 94:$4.75M, 95:$7.75M, 96:$8M, 97:$8.25M, 98:$8.5M
    • highest annual average salary at signing
    • largest-ever total package at signing
    • bonus for winning MVP awards
      • $0.1M for 1st time (won 1993)
      • $0.25M for 2nd time
      • $0.75M for 3rd time
      • $1M for 4th time
  • 1 year/$4.7M (1992) (Pittsburgh)
    • avoided arbitration 2/92 ($5M-$4M)
    • $0.15M signing bonus, 92:$4.55M
    • one-year salary record at time of signing
    • hotel suite on road trips to LA, SF & San Diego (first player to be guaranteed a suite on the road)
    • $0.6M in award bonuses
      • $0.25M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd in MVP vote)
      • $0.15M for World Series MVP
      • $0.1M for The Sporting News player of year
      • $0.1M for LCS MVP
  • 1 year/$2.3M (1991)
    • lost arbitration ($3.25M-$2.3M)
  • 1 year/$0.85M (1990)
    • lost arbitration ($1.6M-$0.85M)
  • 1 year/$0.36M (1989)
  • 1 year/$0.22M (1988)
  • 1 year/$0.1M (1987)
  • 1 year/$60,000 (1986)
  • drafted:
    • 1985 (1-6) (Pittsburgh)
    • 1982 (2-39) (San Francisco) (did not sign)
  • agent: Jeff Borris
  • ML service: 21.129


Jeff Kent 2b
Toronto 1992, New York Mets 1992-96,
Cleveland 1996, San Francisco 1997-2002,
Houston 2003-04, Los Angeles Dodgers 2005-08

  • 1 year/$11.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option
    • signed extension with LA Dodgers 3/06
    • $2M signing bonus (paid in installments)
    • 07:$9M, 08:$9M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2008 option guaranteed with 550 plate appearances in 2007
    • additional $2.35M in performance bonuses & escalators, 2007-08
  • 2 years/$17M (2005-06)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/04
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 05:$7.5M, 06:$9M
  • 2 years/$18.2M (2003-04), plus 2005 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/02
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 03:$6M, 04:$8.5M, 05:$9M club option ($0.7M buyout)
    • $10.5M deferred
      • 03: $2M deferred to 3/1/05 & $3M deferred to 7/1/05
      • 04: $2M deferred to 3/1/06 & $3.5M deferred to 7/1/06
    • $25,000 All Star award bonus
    • Houston declined 2005 option 10/04
  • 3 years/$17.7M (1999-2001), plus 2002 club option
    • 99:$5.7M, 00:$6M, 01:$6M, 02:$6M club option
  • 2 years/$6.025M (1997-98), plus 1999 option
    • signed by San Francisco 1/97
    • 97:$2.625M, 98:$3.4M
  • 1 year/$1.96M (1996)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/96 ($2.275M-$1.5M)
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Mets 7/96
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Cleveland 11/96
  • 1 year/$0.71M (1995)
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (1994)
  • 1 year/$0.195M (1993)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 1993
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1992)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1992
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Toronto 8/92
  • drafted by Toronto 1989 (20-521) (Cal)
  • agent: Jeffrey Klein
  • ML service: 17.000 (through 2008)


Willie Mays
of
New York Giants 1951-1957, San Francisco Giants 1958-1972,
New York Mets 1972-73

  • 1 year/$170,000 (1973)
  • 1 year/$170,000 (1972)
  • 1 year/$170,000 (1971)
  • 1 year/$180,000 (1970)
  • 1 year/$180,000 (1969)
  • 1 year/$125,000 (1968)
  • 1 year/$125,000 (1967)
  • 1 year/$125,000 (1966)
  • 1 year/$105,000 (1965)
  • 1 year/$105,000 (1964)
  • 1 year/$105,000 (1963)
  • 1 year/$90,000 (1962)
  • 1 year/$85,000 (1961)
  • 1 year/$75,000 (1960)
  • 1 year/$80,000 (1959)
  • 1 year/$65,000 (1958)
  • 1 year/$25,000 (1955)
  • 1 year/$12,500 (1953)
  • 1 year/$7,500 (1952)
  • 1 year/$5,000 (1951) (increased to $7,500 at mid-season)
  • signed 1950 for $4,000 signing bonus & $250/month


Seattle Mariners
Ken Griffey Jr. dh-of
1 year/$2.35M (2010)

  • 1 year/$2.35M (2010)
    • signed extension with Seattle 11/11/09
    • performance/attendance bonuses:
      • $0.1M for 350 PAs; $0.2M each for 400, 450, 500 PAs
      • with 350 PAs, $0.1M each for 2.3 million and 2.35 million fans
      • with 400 PAs, $0.15M each for 2.4 million, 2.45 million and 2.5 million fans
    • roster bonuses if Griffey is on active ML roster at end of 2010:
      • $50,000 each for 2.4 million and 2.45 million fans
      • $0.1M for 2.5 million fans
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star; $0.1M for Comeback Player of Year; $0.15M for MVP
    • retired 6/2/10
  • 1 year/$2M (2009)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/18/09, with $3M in possible bonuses
    • performance bonuses:
      • $0.25M each for 450, 500 PAs
      • with 2 million in paid attendance, $0.1M for 300 PAs, $0.2M each for 350, 400 PAs
      • $0.2M each for 1) 2.1 million fans and 300 PAs, 2) 2.15 million fans and 350 PAs, 3) 2.2 million fans at 400 PAs, 4) 2.25 million fans and 450 PAs, 5) 2.3 million fans and 500 PAs
    • roster bonuses (pro-rated to account for any days on disabled list):
      • if Griffey is on Major League roster through July 31, $50,000 each for paid attendance of 2.35, 2.4, 2.45, 2.5, 2.55, 2.6 million
      • if Griffey is on Major League roster through last day of regular season, $0.1M each for paid attendance of 2.65, 2.7, 2.75, 2.8, 2.95, 3 million
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All Star reserve; $50,000 each for All Star starter, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP; $0.1M each for WS MVP, Comeback Player of Year; $0.15M for MVP
  • 9 years/$116.5M (2000-08), plus 2009 club option
    • signed by Cincinnati 2/2000, replacing final year of previous contract
    • 00-08: $12.5M annually, 09:$16M club option ($4M buyout)
    • $57.5M in salary deferred at 4% interest, to be paid 2009-2024, reducing contract’s present-day value at time of signing to between $9.2M and $9.3M annually, according to Reds management sources
      • $5.5M of 2000 salary deferred
      • $6.5M/year of 2001-2008 salaries deferred
    • acquired by White Sox in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/08, with Griffey waiving 10-and-5 veto right and Reds and White Sox splitting cost of Griffey’s remaining 2008 salary and buyout of 2009 option
    • White Sox declined 2009 option 10/30/08
  • 4 years/$34M (1997-2000)
    • signed extension with Seattle 1/31/1996
    • $2.5M signing bonus ($1M paid 2/96, $1.5M paid 1/97)
    • 97:$7.25M, 98:$7.75M, 99:$8.25M, 00:$8.25M
    • $5M ($1.25M/year) deferred without interest & paid 2001-04), reducing contract’s present value to $32.5M
    • acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Seattle 2/10/2000
  • 4 years/$24M (1993-96)
    • signed extension with Seattle 12/92
  • 2 years/$2.535M (1991-92)
    • signed extension with Seattle 3/1991
    • 91:$0.535M, 92:$2M
  • 1 year/$0.18M (1990)
  • 1 year/$68,000 (1989)
  • drafted by Seattle 1987 (1-1)
  • $0.16M signing bonus
  • agent: Brian Goldberg
  • ML service: 21.000

Recent Retirees


The following players retired & are no longer on major-league rosters.

(Service times vary.)

Infielders

Aaron Boone inf
1 year/$0.75M (2009)

  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/17/08
  • 1 year/$1M (2008)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/6/07
    • performance bonus: $50,000 each for 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 games
  • 1 year/$0.925M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 12/06
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2006), plus $3.75M 2007 mutual option
  • 2 years/$3.6M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 6/04
    • 04:$0.6M, 05:$3M, 06:$4.5M club option (vests with 500 PAs in 05)
    • Cleveland exercised 2006 option 8/05 at a restructured salary of $3.75M & added a $3.75M mutual option for 2007
    • $3M in performance bonuses ($2M in 2005, $1M in 2006)
  • 1 year/$5.75M (2004)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 12/03
    • released 2/04 (due only $917,553 of 2004 salary)
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2003)

    • re-signed by Cincinnati 1/03 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Yankees in trade 7/03
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2002)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2001)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2000)
  • agent: Adam Katz
  • ML service: 11.039 (through 2009)

Bret Boone 2b
1 year/$1M (2006)

  • 1 year/$1M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract)
    • 06:$1M if added to 40-man roster
    • $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • retired 3/06
  • 3 years/$25M (2002-04), plus 2005 option
    • 02-04:$8M/year, 05:$9M option (vested with 450 PAs in 2004)
    • $50,000 All Star incentive
    • $0.25M increase in 2004 & 2005 salaries for 10th-place finish in 2003 AL MVP vote
  • 1 year/$3.25M (2001), plus $1M in incentives
  • agent: Reich, Katz & Landis
  • ML service: 11.145

Sean Casey 1b
1 year/$0.8M (2008)

  • 1 year/$0.8M (2008)
    • signed as a free agent 2/08
    • performance bonuses: $0.2M each for 400, 450, 500, 550, 600 PAs
      award bonuses: $0.1M each for MVP, WS MVP; $50,000 each for LCS MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star ($25,000 AS selection)
    • retired 1/09
  • 1 year/$4M (2007) (Detroit)
    • re-signed as a free agent 11/06
    • $0.5M assignment bonus with each trade
    • club will not offer salary arbitration for 2008
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 350, 400, 450, 500 & 550 PAs
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($0.1M for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd-5th), $0.1M for Comeback Player of the Year, $75,000 for LCS MVP, $50,000 for All Star ($25,000 for selection), $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger
  • 3 years/$20.2M (2003-05), plus 2006 club option
    • signed extension 2003
    • 03:$5.6M, 04:$6.8M, 05:$7.8M, 06:$8.5M club option
    • 2006 option guaranteed with 1,500 PAs from 2002 to 2004, 2 All Star appearances 2002-04, or 1 MVP award 2002-04
    • Cincinnati exercised $8.5M 2006 option 10/04
    • acquired in trade 12/05 (Cincinnati to pay $1M of $8.5M 2006 salary)
    • acquired in trade from Pittsburgh 7/06
  • 1 year/$4M (2002)
  • 1 year/$3M (2001), won arbitration ($3M-$2.6M)
  • agent: Ron Shapiro
  • ML service: 10.171

Vinny Castilla 3b
2 years/$6.2M (2006-06)

  • 2 years/$6.2M (2005-06)

    • signed as a free agent 11/04
    • 05: $3M, 06:$3.2M
    • acquired in trade 11/05, with San Diego sending Brian Lawrence and about $0.55M in cash to Washington
    • San Diego to pay additional $0.425M if Washington declined 2007 option
    • released by San Diego 7/06
    • signed as a free agent 8/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 9/06
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2004), plus $2.1M 2005 mutual option
    • 04:$2.1M, 05:$2.1M
    • $1.6M annually deferred to 2015-2029
    • Castilla declined option 11/04
  • 2 years/$8M (2002-03)
    • 02:$3.5M, 03:$4.5M
  • 4 years/$24M (1998-2001)
  • agent: Eric Goldschmidt
  • ML service: 13.056

 

Eric Chavez 3b
1 year/$3.5M (2014)

 

  • 1 year/$3.5M (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/21/13
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 60, 90, 120, 150 games
  • 1 year/$3M (2013)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/5/12
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2012)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/21/12
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 for 75
      plate appearances. $0.1M each for 100, 150 PA. $0.2M each for 200, 250
      PA. $0.3M each for 300, 350 PA. $0.4M each for 400, 450 PA. $0.5M each
      for 500, 550 PA.
  • 1 year (2011)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 2/4/11 (minor-league contract)
    • $1.5M salary on Major League Opening Day roster
    • $4M in bonuses based on playing time, days on roster
    • may opt out if not on Major League roster 3/26/11
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/28/11
  • 6 years/$66M (2005-10), plus 2011 club option
    • signed extension with Oakland 3 /04
    • $3M signing bonus (pad in $0.5M installments, 2004-09)
    • 05:$8M, 06:$9M, 07:$9M, 08:$11M, 09:$11M, 10:$12M,
      11:$12.5M club option ($3M buyout)
    • limited no-trade clause blocking deals to Toronto, Montreal, Tampa Bay, NY Mets, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Florida and Cleveland
    • award bonuses: $0.1M each for
      Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP; $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd
      in vote, $50,000 for 3rd); $50,000 each for All Star, LCS VMP
    • Oakland declined 2011 option 11/3/10
  • 4 years/$11.75M (2001-04), plus 2005 club option
    • signed extension with Oakland 8/00
    • $0.5M signing bonus ($0.1M at signing, $0.4M in 2002)
    • 01:$0.5M, 02:$2M, 03:$3.55M, 04:$5.2M, 05:$6M club option
    • Oakland exercised option 3/02
  • agent: Lapa & Leventhal, All Bases Covered Sports Management (previously represented by Dave Stewart & BHSC)
  • ML service: 15.020

Jeff Conine 1b
1 year/$1.7M (2006), plus 2007 option

  • 1 year/$1.7M (2006), plus 2007 option

    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$1.7M, 07:$2M mutual option
    • 2007 option vests with 450 Plate Appearances in 2006 (Conine retains right to void the option if it vests)
    • $0.75M in performance bonuses

      • $0.2M in performance bonuses based on games, including:

        • $25,000 for 80 g, $0.1M for 140 g
      • up to $0.55M in performance bonuses for PAs 200-550
    • $0.25M assignment bonus if traded in 2006 or 2007
    • $2M 2007 option vested with 539 PAs in 2006
    • acquired in trade 8/06
      • $1.16M remaining on contract, including remaining base salary, performance bonuses & assignment (trade) bonus
      • may earn additional $0.35M in performance bonuses
      • Baltimore paid Philadelphia more than $0.5M as part of the deal
    • acquired in trade from Cincinnati 8/20/07
  • 2 years/$9.25M (2003-04), plus $4.75M 2005 club option
    • 03:$4.25M, 04:$4.75M, 05:$4.75M club option ($0.25M buyout)
  • 2 years/$5.75M (2000-01), plus $3.5M 2002 club option (picked up 11/01)
    • 00:$2.5M, 01:$3M
  • agent: Michael Watkins
  • ML service: 15.079

Carlos Delgado 1b
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)

    • signed by Boston as a free agent 8/7/10 (minor-league contract)
    • retired 4/13/11
  • 4 years/$52M (2005-08), plus 2009 club option

    • signed by Florida as a free agent 1/27/05
    • 05:$4M, 06:$13.5M, 07:$14.5M, 08:$16M, 09:$16M vesting option or $12M club option ($4M buyout)
    • 2009 option vests at $16M with 30 points in 2005-08:
      • 20 points for World Series MVP
      • 10 points for LCS MVP
      • 10 points for MVP, 9 for 2nd place in MVP vote, 8 for 3rd, 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, 5 for 6th, 4 for 7th, 3 for 8th, 2 for 9th, 1 for 10th
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for WS MVP, $0.1M for LCS MVP, $0.1M for MVP, $50,000 for finishing 2nd to Bonds in MVP vote, $50,000 for All Star selection, $25,000 each for Silver Slugger, Gold Glove
    • acquired 11/05 in trade from Florida (as part of deal, Marlins paid Mets $7M – $1M in 2006, $2M in 2007, $4M in 2008)
    • NY Mets exercised $12M 2009 club option 10/31/08
  • 4 years/$68M (2001-04)
    • $4.8M signing bonus
    • 01:$10M, 02:$17.2M, 03:$17.5M, 04:$18.5M
    • complete no-trade clause
    • $50,000 All Star award bonus
  • 3 years/$36M (2000-02)
  • agent: David Sloane
  • ML service: 15.002 (through 2009)

Nomar Garciaparrainf
1 year/$1M (2009)

  • 1 year/$1M (2009)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/3/09
    • performance bonus: $0.1M for 150 PAs; $75,000 each for 200, 300 PAs
    • roster bonuses for days on 25-man roster: $0.1M each for 60, 90 days; $50,000 for 120 days
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP, Comeback POY; $0.1M each for Silver Slugger, WS MVP; $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • retired 3/10
  • 2 years/$18.5M (2007-08)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/06
    • $2.5M signing bonus (paid 2009-2010)
    • 07:$7.5M, 08:$8.5M
    • no-trade protection
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M per year for 500 PAs (if earned, half donated to club charity, half to player charity, with club matching donations)
  • 1 year/$6M (2006)

    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $4M in performance bonuses (earned $2.5M)
      • $0.5M each for 400, 425, 450, 474, 500, 525, 550, 575 PAs
  • 1 year/$8.25M (2005), re-signed as a free agent 12/04
    • $2.775M in performance & award bonuses:
      • $0.5M each for 535 & 550 PAs
      • $0.15M for 130 starts
      • $0.4M each for 135, 140, 145 & 150 starts
      • $25,000 All Star award bonus
  • 5 years/$23.25M (1998-2002), plus 2003-04 options
    • $2M signing bonus ($0.4M annually ‘98-‘02)
    • 98:$0.6M, 99:$0.9M, 00:$3.3M, 01:$6.85M, 02:$8.6M, 03:$10.5M club option (exercised after 99 season), 04:$11.5M club option (exercised after 2000 season)
  • drafted 1994 (1-12)
  • agent: Arn Tellum
  • ML service: 13.030 (through 2009)

Mark Grace 1b
1 year/$1.75M (2003), plus 2004 option

  • 1 year/$1.75M (2003), plus 2004 option
    • signed 12/02
  • 2 years/$6M (2001-02), plus 2003 mutual option
  • ML service: 14.154
  • agent: Barry Axelrod

Ryan Klesko inf
1 year/$1.75M (2007)

  • 1 year/$1.75M (2007)

    • signed as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$1.5M, with additional $0.25M donated to Klesko’s foundation
    • performance bonuses based on PAs: $0.2M for 275 PAs, $0.25M for 325 PAs, $0.3M for 375 PAs, $0.35M for 425 PAs, $0.2M for 450 PAs, $9,333 each for PA 451-525
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd place, $50,000 for 3rd), $75,000 for WS MVP, $50,000 for LCS MVP, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove or All Star ($25,000 for selection)
    • retired 4/08
  • 3 years/$26.5M (2004-06), plus $8M 2007 club option

    • San Diego declined 2007 option 10/06
    • $5M bonus ($2M paid in 2005)
    • 04:$3M, 05:$8M, 06:$10M, 07:$8M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • no-trade clause
    • agreed to reduced 2003 salary in return for 2005-06 extension (signed 6/02, backloaded to pay $26.5M 2004-06, coinciding with opening of Petco park)
  • 3 years/$18.75M (2002-04)
    • 02:$6M, 03:$6.25M, 04:$6.5M
    • agreed to reduce 2001 salary from $6.5M to $5.75M in exchange for 2002-04 extension, signed 5/00
  • 00:$5.75M, 01:$5.75
  • ML service: 14.078

Mark Loretta inf
1 year/$1.25M (2009)

  • 1 year/$1.25M (2009)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/10/08
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 250, 300 PAs; $50,000 for 400 PAs; $0.1M for 450 PAs
    • retired 1/10
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2008)
    • lost in arbitration with Houston 2/19/08 ($4.9M-$2.75M)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2007)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/07
    • $1M in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$5.25M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option
    • 04:$2.5M, 05:$2.75M, 06:$3M club option
    • 2006 option vests with 370 plate appearances in 2005
    • $25,000 All Star award bonus
    • acquired by Boston in trade from San Diego 12/05, increasing 2006 salary to $3.75M
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2003)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 12/02
  • 3 years/$11M (2000-02)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee
    • 00:$2.5M, 01:$3.5M, 02:$5M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Milwaukee 8/02
  • agent: Bob Garber
  • ML service: 14.011 (through 2009)

Mike Lowell 3b
3 years/$37.5M (2008-10)

  • 3 years/$37.5M (2008-10)
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 11/19/07
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 08:$12M, 09:$12M, 10:$12M
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses
    • perks: suite on road
    • retired 10/10
  • 4 years/$32M (2004-07)
    • re-signed by Florida as a free agent 12/03
    • 04:$6.5M, 05:$7.5M, 06:$9M, 07:$9M
    • if Florida stadium deal is not in place 11/1/04, Lowell may elect free agency after 2004 or exercise $14M 2005 option
    • award bonuses: $25,000 for All-Star
    • Florida guaranteed 3 years/$25.5M (2005-07) 10/04 in exchange for Lowell waiving his right to file for free agency if stadium plan fails
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Florida 11/24/05
  • 3 years/$6.5M (2001-03)
    • 01:$0.5M, 02:$2.3M, 03:$3.7M
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star
  • drafted by NY Yankees 1995 (20-562) (Florida International)
  • agent: Levinson brothers
  • ML service: 11.020 (through 2009)

Tino Martinez 1b
1 year/$3M (2005), plus 2006 club option

  • 1 year/$3M (2005), plus 2006 club option
    • signed as a free agent 12/04
    • 05:$2.75M, 06:$3M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • NYY declined 2006 option 11/05
  • 3 years/$21.5M (2002-04), plus $8.5M 2005 club option
    • 2005 option declined 11/04
    • acquired in trade 11/03, with St. Louis paying $7M of $8.5M remaining
    • signed as a free agent 12/01
  • 1 year/$6M (2001)
  • agent: Jim Krivacs
  • ML service: 13.090

Bill Mueller 3b
2 years/$9.5M (2006-07)

  • 2 years/$9.5M (2006-07)
    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $0.75M signing bonus (to be paid 1/15/08)
    • 06:$4.25M, 07:$4.5M
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Mueller to block deals to 5 clubs
    • one-time $0.5M assignment bonus if traded (to be paid by new team)
    • retired 11/06, taking front-office job with Dodgers (to be paid $4.5M 2007 salary)
  • 2 years/$4.5M (2003-04), plus 2005 club option

    • signed as a free agent 1/03
    • 03:$2.1M, 04:$2.1M, 05:$2.1M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • 2005 salary increased to $2.5M with 1,000 PAs 2003-04
    • club exercised $2.1M 2005 option 10/04
  • 2 years/$6.2M (2001-02)
    • $0.3M signing bonus
    • 01:$2.6M, 02:$3.3M
  • agent: David Meier
  • ML service: 10.063

John Olerud 1b
1 year (2005)

  • 1 year (2005) (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 5/05
    • signed 5/05
    • retired 12/05
  • 2 years/$15.4M (2003-04
    • 03:$7.7M, 04:$7.7M
  • 3 years/$20M (2000-02)
    • 00:$6.35M, 01:$6.75M, 02:$6.95M
  • agent: Joe McIntosh
  • ML Service: 14.031

J.T. Snow 1b
1 year/$2M (2006)

  • 1 year/$2M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06
    • DFA, released by Boston 6/06
    • retired 12/06
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2004), plus 2005 club option
    • SF exercised $2M 2005 option 11/04
    • 04:$1.5M, 05:$2M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2005 option vests with 450 PAs in 2004
    • re-signed as a free agent 12/03
  • 4 years/$24M (2000-03), plus $6.5M 2004 club option (declined 10/03)
    • 00:$4.75M, 01:$5.75M, 02:$5.9M, 03:$6.85M, 04:$6.5M club option ($0.75M buyout)
  • agent: Dan Horwits
  • ML service: 12.121

Mike Sweeney1b-dh
1 year/$0.65M (2010)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010)

    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 2/12/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.4M in performance bonuses based on PAs
    • contract purchased by Seattle 4/4/10
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Seattle 8/4/10
    • retired 3/25/10
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009)

    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/29/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Seattle
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2008)

    • signed by Oakland as a free agent for 2008
    • contract purchased by Oakland 3/25/08
    • released by Oakland 9/9/08
  • 5 years/$55M (2003-07)

    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/02
    • 03-07: $11M annually
    • salaries increase to $12.5M/year with trade or contraction
    • full no-trade clause 2002-03
    • limited no-trade clause after 2003 – Sweeney may block deals to all but 8 clubs (Arizona, Chicago Cubs, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
    • final 3 years (2005-07) vest only if Kansas City finishes .500 or better in 2003 or 2004 (vested 2003)
  • 2 years/$13M (2001-02)
    • re-signed by Kansas City
    • 01:$5M, 02:$8M
    • performance and award bonuses
    • limited no-trade clause
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2000)
  • 1 year/$0.265M (1999)
  • 1 year/$0.23M (1998)
  • 1 year/$0.165M (1997)
  • drafted by Kansas City 1991 (10-263)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 13.066

Fernando Vina 2b
1 year (2006)

  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract)
    • released 3/06
  • 2 years/$6M (2004-05)
    • 04:$3M, 05:$3M
    • signed as a free agent 12/03
  • 3 years/$15M (2001-03), plus $4.5M 2004 club option
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 01:$4M, 02:$4M, 03:$5M, 04:$4.5M club option ($1M buyout) (declined)
  • agents: Levinson brothers
  • ML service: 11.031 (through 2004)

Matt Williams 3b
5 years/$45M (1998-02), plus $4.5M 2003 club option

  • retired 6/03
  • 99:$8M, 00:$8.5M, 01:$9M, 02:$9.5M, 03:$10M
  • ML service: 14.113

Dmitri Young inf
2 years/$10M (2008-09), plus 2010 option

  • 2 years/$10M (2008-09), plus 2010 option

    • signed extension with Washington 7/28/07
    • 08:$5M, 09:$5M, 10:$6M option (may vest based on plate appearances)
    • 2010 option guaranteed with 500 PAs in 2009 or 900 PAs 2008-09
    • sent outright to AAA by Washington 11/4/08
    • contract selected by Washington 3/28/09
    • retired 3/10
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 2/07 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 3/07
  • 4 years/$28.5M (2002-05), plus 2006 club option
    • avoided arbitration 2/02 ($6.15M-$5M)
    • $1M signing bonus (est.)
    • 02:$5.5M, 03:$6.5M, 04:$7.5M, 05:$8M, 06:$8M club option,
      07:$7M club option – added if 06 option vests or is picked up
    • 2006 option becomes guaranteed with:
      • 500 plate appearances in 2005, or
      • 1,000 plate appearances from 2004 to 2005
    • $25,000 All Star award bonus
    • DFA, released by Detroit 9/06
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2001), avoided arbitration ($3.9M-$3.1M)
  • agent: Adam Katz
  • ML service: 12.008 (through 2008)

Catchers

Jeremy Brownc
1 year (2007)

  • 1 year (2007)
    • re-signed 2/07
    • DFA 5/22/07, sent outright to AAA 5/25/07
    • retired 2/08
  • 1 year (2006), re-signed 2/06
  • 1 year (2005), re-signed 2/05
  • drafted 2002 (1S-35), $0.35M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.045 (through 2006)

John Flaherty c
1 year/$0.65M (2006)

  • retired 3/06
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2005), re-signed as a free agent 12/04
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2003) (minor-league contract)
  • agent: CSMG
  • ML service: 11.148

Mike Lieberthal c
1 year/$1.25M (2007), plus 2008 club option

  • 1 year/$1.25M (2007), plus 2008 club option

    • signed as a free agent 12/06
    • 07:$1.15M, 08:$1.4M ($0.1M buyout)
    • LA Dodgers declined 2008 option 10/30/07
    • retired 1/28/08
  • 3 years/$23.5M (2002-05), plus 2006 vesting option (Philadelphia)
    • signed extension 8/02
    • 03:$7.25M, 04:$7.5M, 05:$7.5M, 06:$7.5M option ($1.25M buyout)
    • 2006 option vests with:
      • 1,200 PAs, 2003-05; or
      • 850 PAs, 2004-05; or
      • 475 PAs in 2005.
  • 3 years/$19M (2000-02), plus 2003 club option
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 00:$4.5M, 01:$6M, 02:$7M, 03:$7.25M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • 2003 option vests with 500 PAs in 2002
  • ML service: 13.005

Mike Matheny c
3 years/$10.5M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option

  • 3 years/$10.5M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option

    • signed as a free agent 12/04
    • $3M signing bonus (05:$0.5M, 06:$1M, 07:$1.5M)
    • 05:$1M, 06:$2.25M, 07:$2.25M, 08:$4M club option ($2M buyout)
    • $0.1M for Gold Glove award
    • retired 2/07
  • 3 years/$8.75M (2002-04)
    • 02:$2.5M, 03:$3.25M, 04:$2.75M
    • performance bonuses to $4M
  • agent: John Boggs
  • ML service: 12.057 (through 2006)

Outfielders

Moises Alou of
1 year/$8.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option

  • 1 year/$8.5M (2007), plus 2008 club option
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/06
    • 07:$7.5M, 08:$7.5M club option ($1M buyout)
    • NY Mets exercised $7.5M 2008 option 10/31/07
  • 1 year/$7.25M (2005), plus 2006 player option
    • signed as a free agent 12/04
    • 05:$7.25M, 06:$6M player option
    • $1M of 2005 salary deferred to 2006, $1.5M deferred to 2007
    • portion of 2006 salary deferred if option is exercised
    • $0.25M/year in incentives (PAs)
    • Alou exercised $6M 2006 player option 10/05
  • 3 years/$27M (2002-04), plus 2005 club option
    • signed 12/01
    • 02:$6M, 03:$9.5M, 04:$9.5M
    • 05:$11.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • Cubs declined option 10/04
  • 5 years/$25M (1997-2001)
    • no-trade clause
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 17.037 (through 2007)

Rocco Baldelli of
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 7/19/10 (minor-league contract) (previously signed as a special assistant in front office 3/2/10)
    • contract purchased by Tampa Bay 9/1/10
    • retired 1/26/11
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2009)
    • signed by Boston as a free agent 1/8/09
    • $5.25M in performance bonuses based on PAs
    • $1.75M in roster bonuses based on days on active 25-man roster
  • 3 years/$9M (2006-08), plus 2009-11 club options

    • signed extension with Tampa Bay 11/05 (avoided arbitration)
    • 06:$2M, 07:$0.75M, 08:$2.25M, 09:$6M club option ($4M buyout), 10:$8M club option, 11:$9M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2010-11 options must be exercised together
    • $4M escalator if Baldelli has 600 PAs in 2006
    • performance bonus: 600 PAs in 2006 adds $1.75M to 2007 salary, $2.25M to 2008 salary, with lesser bonuses for less than 600 PAs
    • Tampa Bay declined 2009 option 4/1/08
  • 1 year/$0.396M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004)

    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3 /04
    • Tampa Bay took $20,000 performance bonus off the table when Baldelli balked at renewal
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2000 (1-6)
  • $2.25M signing bonus (paid over 5 years under two-sport provision)
  • agent: negotiated 2006-08 extension himself (hired Casey Close to review language) (previously Scott Boras)
  • ML service: 7.000 (through 2009)

Albert Belle of
5 years/$65M (1999-2003)

  • 5 years/$65M (1999-2003)

    • signed 12/98
  • 5 years/$55M (1997-2001)
    • 97:$10M, 98:$10M
    • exercised right to void final 3 years of deal
  • agent: Arn Tellum
  • ML service: 12.115

Jeromy Burnitz of
1 year/$6.7M (2006), plus 2007 option

  • 1 year/$6.7M (2006), plus 2007 option

    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$6M, 07:$6M mutual option ($0.7M buyout if club declines option)
    • $50,000 for 140 g, $0.1M each for 150 & 155 g
    • Pittsburgh declined $6M 2007 option 11/06
    • retired 3/07
  • 1 year/$5M (2005), plus 2006 option
    • signed as a free agent 1/05
    • 05:$4.5M, 06:$7M mutual option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Cubs declined 2006 option 10/05
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2004), plus 2005 club option

    • 04:$1.25M, 05:$3M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • club declined option 10/04
  • 2 years/$20M (2002-03)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 02:$6.5M, 03:$11.5M
  • 4 years/$14.5M (1998-2001)
  • agent: Howard Simon
  • ML service: 11.064

Frank Catalanotto of
1 year/$0.65M (2010)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010)

    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 1/30/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 4/5/10
    • DFA by Mets 5/10/10
  • 3 years/$13.5M (2007-09), plus 2010 club option

    • signed by Texas as a free agent 11/06
    • 07:$3.5M, 08:$4M, 09:$4M, 10:$5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2010 option increases to $5.5M ($2.25M buyout) with either 500 PAs in 2009 or 1,000 PAs in 2008-09
    • released by Texas 4/1/09
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/12/09 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 5/25/09
  • 2 years/$5.4M (2005-06)
    • signed extension 9/04
    • 05:$2.7M, 06:$2.7M
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2004)
    • re-signed 10/03
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2003)
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2002)
    • re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration, $2.9M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2001)
  • agent: Alan Nero
  • ML service: 11.132 (through 2009)

Jermaine Dye rf
2 years/$22M (2008-09), plus 2010 option

  • 2 years/$22M (2008-09), plus 2010 mutual option

    • signed extension with Chicago White Sox 8/18/07
    • 08:$9.5M, 09:$11.5M, 10:$12M mutual option ($0.95M buyout)
    • full no-trade clause in 2008
    • limited no-trade clause in 2009 (Dye may block deals to 6 clubs in Northeast)
    • White Sox declined 2010 option 11/6/09
  • 2 years/$10.15M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option

    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/04
    • 05:$4M, 06:$5M, 07:$6M club option ($1.15M buyout)
    • $15,000 for Silver Slugger (also increased 2007 salary to $7M)
    • $60,000 bonus for 5th-place finish in 2006 AL MVP vote
    • limited no-trade clause (may block deals for 4 clubs, including Boston)
    • Chicago White Sox exercised 2007 option 10/06
  • 3 years/$32M (2002-04), plus 2005 option

    • signed extension with Oakland 1/17/02
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 02:$6.5M, 03:$11M, 04:$11M, 05:$14M mutual option ($1.5M buyout)
    • Oakland declined club option 10/04
  • 2 years/$6.1M (2000-01)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 10/99
    • 00:$2.3M, 01:$3.8M
    • acquired by Oakland 7/25/01 in three-way trade with Kansas City and Colorado
  • 1 year/$0.26M (1999) (Kansas City)
  • 1 year/$0.23M (1998) (Kansas City)
  • 1 year/$0.175M (1997) (Kansas City)
  • 1 year/$0.109M (1996) (Atlanta)
  • drafted by Atlanta 1993 (17-448) (Cosumnes River College, Calif.)
  • agent: Robert Bry
  • ML service: 13.084

Juan Encarnacion of
3 years/$15M (2006-08)

  • 3 year/$15M (2006-08)

    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$3.5M, 07:$5M, 08:$6.5M
  • 2 years/$8M (2004-05)
    • avoided arbitration 12/03
    • 04:$3.565M, 05:$4.435M
  • 1 year/$3.45M (2003)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2002), avoided arbitration 1 /02
  • signed 1992 as amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Michael Moline
  • ML service: 9.098 (through 2007)

Brian Giles of
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)

    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/7/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.55M salary in majors
    • $0.2M in performance bonuses
    • may request release if not on 25-man roster for Opening Day
    • retired 3/10
  • 3 years/$30M (2006-08), plus 2009 club option

    • re-signed by San Diego as a free agent 11/05
    • 06-08:$9M annually, 09:$9M club option ($3M buyout)
    • $2M of 2006 salary to be paid up front
    • full no-trade clause in 2006, limited no-trade clause in 2007-08 (allowing Giles to block trades to 8 clubs: Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Florida, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Washington)
    • annual salary increased by $2M if traded
    • San Diego exercised $9M 2009 club option 11/7/08
  • 6 years/$45M (2000-05)
    • signed extension 5/00, replacing last 3 years of multi-year contract with Cleveland
    • $8M signing bonus ($5.5M deferred)
    • 00:$3M, 01:$6M, 02:$7M, 03:$7M, 04:$7M, 05:$7M
    • All Star bonus increased 2003 & 2004 base salaries from $7M to $7.5M
    • $12.5M deferred at 5% interest until 2006 ($5.5M of bonus, $1M of 2000 salary, $2M in 01 & $4M in 02)
    • limited NTC (ATL, SF, SD, LAD, AZ, COL are only clubs where he may be traded without permission)
  • previous contract: 00:$1.75M, 01:$2.55M, 02:$3.625M club option
    • $0.2M/year performance bonus for 600 PAs in a season
  • agent: Joe Bick
  • ML service: 13.096 (through 2009)

Luis Gonzalez of
1 year/$2M (2008)

  • 1 year/$2M (2008)

    • signed as a free agent 1/31/08
    • $1M in performance bonuses (250-500 PAs)
  • 1 year/$7.35M (2007) (LA Dodgers)
    • signed as a free agent 12/06
  • 3 years/$30M (2004-06), plus 2007 club option

    • signed extension 3/03
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 04:$8.25M, 05:$10M, 06:$11.5M, 07:$10M club option
    • no-trade clause
    • $50,000 All Star award bonus
  • 3 years/$12.5M (2000-02), plus 2003 club option
    • 00:$3M, 01:$4.5M, 02:$4M ($2.25M deferred), 03:$4M club option (exercised 1/01 when Gonzalez agreed to defer some salary past 2006) ($1M buyout)
  • agent: Gregg Clifton & Terry Bross (previously Greg Genske & Jeff Moorad)
  • ML service: 17.032 (through 2007)

Shawn Green of
3 years/$32M (2005-07), plus 2008 option

  • 3 years/$32M (2005-07), plus 2008 option

    • $7M signing bonus ($5M paid in 2005, $2M by 2008)
    • 05:$5.5M, 06:$8M, 07:$9.5M, 08:$10M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • waived no-trade clause & agreed to 3-year extension & restructure 1/05 (Dodgers to pay $10M of $16M salary Green was to earn in 2005)
    • full no-trade clause 2005
    • limited no-trade clause 2006-07 allowing trades only to LAA, LAD & SD
    • acquired in trade 8/06, with Arizona paying about $6.3M of the $12.75M remaining on contract
      • Arizona to pay about $0.5M in 2006 & about $5.8M in 2007
      • Green waived no-trade clause to allow deal
    • retired 2/08
  • 6 years/$84M (2000-05)
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 00:$8.75M, 01:$11.5M, 02:$12.75M, 03:$15M, 04:$16M, 05:$16M
  • agent: Greg Genske
  • ML service: 13.063 (through 2007)

Marquis Grissom of
1 year (2006)

  • 1 year (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract)
    • released 8/05
    • retired 3/06
  • 2 years/$4.25M (2003-04), plus 2005 club option

    • SF exercised $2.75M 2005 option 11/04
    • $0.25M signing bonus
    • 03:$1.75M, 04:$2M, 05:$2.75M club option ($0.5M buyout)
  • 5 years/$25M (1998-2002), plus $5M 2003 club option
    • 98-02: $5M annually, 03:$5M club option (declined)
    • agreed to defer at 6% interest $1M in 2001, $1.5M in 2002 (payable when Grissom is 40)
  • ML service: 15.166

Geoff Jenkins of
2 years/$13M (2008-09), plus 2010 mutual option

  • 2 years/$13M (2008-09), plus 2010 mutual option
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/20/07
    • 08:$5M, 09:$6.75M, 10:$7.5M mutual option ($1.25M buyout)
    • 2010 option guaranteed at $7.5M with 925 PAs 2008-09 or 525 PAs in 2009
    • buyout increases to $1.5M with 500 PAs in 2008
    • price of 2010 option increases to $7.75M with 550 PAs in 2009, $8M with 600 PAs in 2009
    • limited no-trade clause allowing Jenkins to block deals to 6 clubs
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 450, 500, 550, 600 PAs
    • award bonuses
    • released by Philadelphia 3/31/09
  • 3 years/$23M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option

    • $1M signing bonus (paid in 2005)
    • 05:$7M, 06:$7.5M, 07:$7M, 08:$9M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • Milwaukee declined 2008 option 10/30/07
  • 4 years/$18M (2001-04)
    • $0.75M signing bonus
    • 01:$1M, 02:$3M, 03:$5M, 04:$8.25M
  • agent: Damon Lapa
  • ML service: 10.109 (through 2008)

Jacque Jones of
1 year (2009)

  • 1 years (2009)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/5/09 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.6M salary in majors, $75,000 in minors
    • $0.1M in performance bonuses for PAs 250-400
    • released by Cincinnati 4/8/09
  • 3 years/$16M (2006-08)
    • signed as a free agent by Chicago Cubs 12/05
    • $4M signing bonus (paid 1/06 to 1/08)
    • 06:$3M, 07:$4M, 08:$5M
    • acquired by Detroit in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/12/07 (as part of deal, Cubs pay $2M of Jones’ $5M 2008 salary)
    • DFA by 5/5/08, released 5/13/08
    • signed as a free agent 5/19/08 (minor-league contract, with Florida paying a pro-rated share of the $390,000 Major League minimum salary)
    • contract purchased 5/23/08, DFA by Florida 6/11/08
  • 1 year/$5M (2005)
    • re-signed 12/04 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.25M if traded
  • 2 years/$7.1M (2003-04)
    • re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $3.2M-$2.75M)
    • 03:$2.75M, 04:$4.35M
    • $25,000 All Star bonus
  • 1 year/$0.3125M (2002)
  • agent: Damon Lapa
  • ML service: 9.016 (through 2008)

Kenny Lofton of
1 year/$6M (2007)

  • 1 year/$6M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 12/13/06
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP, $50,000 each for All Star selection or WS MVP, $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger or LCS MVP
    • one-time assignment bonus of $0.1M if traded
    • acquired in trade from Texas 7/27/07
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2006)

    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $0.35M signing bonus, 06:$3.5M
    • $0.15M in performance bonuses
      • $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450 PAs
  • 2 years/$6.2M (2004-05)
    • 04:$3.1M, 05:$3.1M
    • Phillies received $1.525M cash from Yankees in trade for Lofton
    • signed as a free agent 12/03
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2003)
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2002)
  • agent: Casey Close
  • ML service: 16.023

Raul Mondesi of
1 year/$1M (2005)

  • 1 year/$1M (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 1/05
    • $0.7M in performance bonuses
    • DFA 5/05
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2004)
    • signed as a free agent 2/04
    • 04:$1.15M, 05:$8M club option ($0.6M buyout)
    • contract terminated 5/04
  • 6 years/$60M (1998-2003)
    • 98:$5M, 99:$8.5M, 00:$9.5M, 01:$11M, 02:$11M club option (picked up), 03:$13M club option (picked up)
  • agent: Jeff Moorad
  • ML service: 10.155

Tim Salmon of
1 year/$0.4M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.4M (2006)
    • re-signed 11/05 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 4/06
  • 4 years/$40M (2002-05)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 02:$9.25M, 03:$9.5M, 04:$9.5M, 05:$9.75M
    • no-trade clause
  • 4 years/$22.5M (1998-2001)
  • agent: Ted Updike
  • ML service: 12.045 (through 2004)

Matt Stairs lf-rf
1 year/$0.85M (2011)

  • 1 year/$0.85M (2011)
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 12/14/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.85M salary in majors
    • contract purchased by Washington 3/30/11
    • DFA by Washington 7/27/11, released 8/1/11
  • 1 year/$0.7M (2010)
    • signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/25/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 4/4/10
  • 2 years/$3.25M (2008-09)

    • re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/2/07
    • $1.25M signing bonus
    • 08:$1M, 09:$1M
    • performance bonuses based on PAs
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Toronto 8/28/08 after being claimed on trade waivers
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2007)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 3/07
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2006)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 9/05
    • performance bonus: $50,000 for 400 PAs
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Kansas City 7/06
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers from Texas 9/06
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2005)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 9/04
  • 1 year/$1M (2004)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/03
    • performance bonus: $0.1M for 375 PAs
  • 1 year/$0.9M (2003)
    • signed by Pittsburgh 12/02
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2002) (Milwaukee)
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2001) (Chicago Cubs)
  • signed 1989 as an amateur free agent
  • agent: Bob Garber
  • ML service: 15.077

Shannon Stewart of
1 year/$1.5M (2008)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2008)
    • signed as a free agent 2/24/08 (minor-league contract)
    • performance bonus: $0.25M for 400 PAs
    • contract purchased 3/30/08
    • released by Toronto 8/11/08
  • 1 year/$1M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 2/07
    • $1.5M in performance bonuses: $0.2M for 200 PAs, $0.1M each for 220, 245, 265, 290, 310, 335, 355, 380, 400, 425, 450, 475 & 500 PAs
    • award bonus: $0.2M for Comeback Player of the Year
  • 3 years/$18M (2004-06)
    • re-signed as a free agent 12/03
    • 04:$5.5M, 05:$6M, 06:$6.5M
  • 1 year/$6.25M (2003), avoided arbitration 2/03 ($7.5M-$5.5M)
    • $25,000 bonus for 4th-place finish in 2003 AL MVP vote
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2002), avoided arbitration 1 /02
  • agents: Scott Shapiro, Barry Praver
  • ML service: 10.121

Larry Walker of
6 years/$75M (2000-05), plus 2006 club option

  • 6 years/$75M (2000-05), plus 2006 club option

    • signed extension with Colorado 2000
    • 00:$12M, 01:$12M, 02:$12.5M, 03:$12.5M, 04:$12.5M, 05:$12.5M, 06:$15M club option ($1M buyout)
    • $6M/year of 2001-03 salaries deferred until after 2005
    • complete no-trade clause (waived 8/04)
    • 2006 option added 3/01
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Colorado 8/04 ($17.667M left on contract: $4.167M in 04, $12.5M due in 05, $1M due 06), with Colorado paying $8.5M, including $6.75M of 2005 salary
    • St. Louis declined $15M 2006 club option 11/05
  • agent: Pat Rooney
  • ML service: 16.045

Pitchers

Kevin Appier rhp
1 year (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.5M (2005)

    • $0.5M in performance bonuses
    • retired 4/05
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2004), re-signed 11/03
  • 4 years/$42M (2001-04)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 01:$8M, 02:$9M, 03:$11M, 04:$12M
    • released 7/03
  • agents: Jeff Borris, Dan Horwitz
  • ML service: 14.024 (through 2004)

Kris Benson rhp
1 year/$0.65M (2010)

  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 3/15/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.65M salary in majors
    • performance bonuses
    • contract purchased by Arizona 4/17/10
    • retired 1/11
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/21/09 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.75M in majors
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 IP; $0.1M for 150 IP; $0.125M each for 160, 170, 180, 190 IP; $0.15M for 200 IP
    • roster bonuses for days on 25-man roster: $50,000 each for 30, 60, 90, 120, 140, 160 days
    • award bonuses
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/5/09
    • sent outright to AAA by Texas 6/9/09
  • 1 year (2008)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/13/08 (minor-league contract paying $25,000 per month with out clause if not on Major League roster by March 25)
    • deal re-worked 3/27/08, paying $75,000 per month with out clauses:
      • if not on Major League roster and pitches more than 10 innings by May 15, or
      • if not on Major League roster by June 1
    • released by Philadelphia 8/30/08
  • 3 years/$22.5M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option

    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/04
    • $2.5M signing bonus
    • 05:$4.5M, 06:$7.5M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from NY Mets 1/06
    • Baltimore declined $7.5M 2008 option 11/1/07
  • 4 years/$13.8M (2001-04)
    • $0.2M signing bonus
    • 01:$0.6M, 02:$2.65M, 03:$4.25M, 04:$6.1M
    • performance bonuses: $0.75M in 2003, $1.1M in 2004
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 7/04
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 1996 (1-1)
  • agent: Gregg Clifton
  • ML service: 9.000 (through 2008)

Doug Brocail rhp
1 year/$2.75M (2009), plus 2010 club option

  • 1 year/$2.5M (2009), plus 2010 club option
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/2/08
    • 09:$2.5M, 10:$2.85M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • contract also includes performance bonuses
    • Houston declined 2010 option 10/30/09
    • retired 1/10
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2008), plus 2009 club option

    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/27/07
    • 08:$2.5M, 09:$3.25M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 25, 35 games; $75,000 each for 45, 55 games
    • award bonuses: $25,ooo each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger; $50,000 each for LCS, WS MVP; $0.1M for Rolaids award ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd)
    • Houston declined $3.25M 2009 option 10/1/08
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2007)
    • re-signed 12/06
  • 1 year/$1M (2006)
    • re-signed 12/05
  • 1 year/$1M (2005)
    • re-signed 11/04
  • agent: Barry Meister
  • ML service: 15.134 (through 2009)

Kevin Brown rhp
7 years/$105M (1999-2005)

  • $5M signing bonus
  • 99:$10M, 00-05:$15M/year
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 16.051

Darren Dreifort p
5 years/$55M (2001-05)

  • $2M signing bonus
  • 01:$9M, 02:$9M, 03:$11M, 04:$11M, 05:$13M
  • disability insurance could cover as much as 80% of Dreifort’s 2005 salary
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 10.086

Scott Eyrelhp
1 year/$2M (2009)

  • 1 year/$2M (2009)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 11/12/08
    • retired 1/10
  • 3 years/$11M (2006-08)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/05
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 06:$2.7M, 07:$3.5M, 08:$3.8M player option
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.1M for 70 g, $0.2M for 80 g, additional bonuses as closer
    • full no-trade clause for 2006
    • limited no-trade clause 2007-08 (may block trades to 10 clubs)
    • exercised player option 11/07
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Chicago Cubs 8/7/08 after being DFA by Chicago 8/5/08
  • 2 years/$2.45M (2004-05)

    • $50,000 signing bonus
    • 04:0.975M, 05:$1.425M
    • $0.27M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2003) re-signed 12/02
  • agent: Tommy Tanzer
  • ML service: 10.088 (through 2009)

Jeff Fassero p
1 year/$0.75M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.75M (2006)
    • re-signed 10/05
    • DFA 5/06
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 4/05
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2004)
  • ML service: 14.135

Eric Gagne rhp
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/18/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.5M salary in majors
    • $0.5M in performance bonuses based on games, games finished
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/22/10, retired 4/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/17/09 (minor-league contract)
    • $1.5M salary on Major League roster
    • performance bonuses: $2M based on 25-60 games, $1M based on 50-65 games finished
    • Gagne may opt out of deal if not on 40-man roster at end of Spring Training
    • released by Milwaukee 3/8/09
  • 1 year/$10M (2008)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 12/07
    • performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 50, 55, 60, 65 games finished
  • 1 year/$6M (2007)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/06
    • performance bonuses based on games finished: $75,000 for 3 GF, $0.1M for 6 GF, $0.15M each for 10, 13 & 16 GF, $0.175M for 20, 23, 26 GF, $0.2M each for 30, 33 & 36 GF, $0.25M each for 40, 43 & 46 GF, $0.5M each for 50, 53, 56 GF, $0.333M each for 60, 63 GF, $0.334M for 66 GF
    • award bonuses: $0.25M for Rolaids award ($0.2M for placing 2nd, $0.15M for 3rd, $0.1M for 4th, $50,000 for 5th), $0.1M for Cy Young ($75,000 for placing 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd), $0.1M for MVP or Comeback Player of the Year, $50,000 each for WS MVP or All Star selection $25,000 each for LCS MVP or Gold Glove
    • no-trade protection
    • perks: hotel suite on road
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Texas 7/31/07, with Gagne waiving his no-trade clause in exchange for $2.5M in performance bonuses being guaranteed (Boston to pay $2.1M, Texas to pay $0.4M)
  • 2 years/$19M (2005-06), plus 2007 club option
    • signed extension with LA Dodgers 1/05
    • 05:$8M, 06:$10M, 07:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • Gagne may void the 2007 option & take a $0.25M buyout (increases to $0.65M with 50 GF in 2005 or 2006 & increases to $1M with 50 GF in both 2005 & 2006)
    • LA Dodgers declined $12M 2007 option 11/06
  • 1 year/$5M (2004)
    • lost arbitration with LA Dodgers 2/04 ($8M-$5M)
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2003)

    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/03 (2 years, 119 days of service was 18 days short of qualifying for arbitration as a Super 2)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2002)
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 8.119 (through 2009)

Jason Grimsley rhp
1 year/$0.825M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.825M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • released by Arizona 6/06 (remaining 2006 salary of $527,490 donated to 4 charities under settlement agreement between Grimsley & Diamondbacks)
  • 1 year/$2M (2005)
    • signed extension 6/04 as part of trade
  • 1 year/$1M (2004)
    • signed as a free agent 12/03
    • $0.35M in performance bonuses
    • agreed to trade 6/04, receiving $0.4M buyout of no-trade clause & signing a 1 year/$2M extension for 2005
  • 2 years/$3.9M (2002-03)
    • 02:$1.9M, 03:$2M
  • 1 year (2001) (minor-league contract)
  • agent: Joe Bick
  • ML service: 10.149

Mike Hampton lhp
1 year (2011)

  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/8/10 (minor-league contract)
    • retired 3/26/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 8/21/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 9/3/10
  • 1 year/$2M (2009)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/3/08
    • $2M in performance bonuses
  • 8 years/$121M (2001-08), plus 2009 club option

    • $20M signing bonus ($1M to charity, $19M deferred to 2009-18 at 3% interest)
    • 01:$8M, 02:$8.5M, 03:$11M, 04:$12M, 05:$12.5M, 06:$13.5M, 07:$14.5M, 08:$15M, 09:$20M club option ($6M buyout)
    • award bonuses: $0.15M (WS MVP), $0.1M (CY, LCS MVP), $50,000 (2-5 CY vote), $25,000 (All Star, Gold Glove Silver Slugger)
    • acquired by Atlanta 11/02 in trade with Colorado & Florida:
      • Colorado to pay $49M ($20M signing bonus, $8M in 2001, $8.5M in 2002, $2M in 2003, $2M in 2004, $2.5M in 2005, and $6M for 2009 buyout, which was converted to a signing bonus 11/02, eliminating club option)
      • Florida to pay $23.5M ($7M of 2003 salary, $8M in 2004, $8.5M in 2005
      • Atlanta to pay $48.5M ($2M of 2003 salary, $2M in 2004, $1.5M in 2005, $13.5M in 2006, $14.5M in 2007, $15M in 2008)
  • 3 years/$12M (1998-2000)
  • agent: Mark Rodgers
  • ML service: 16.104 (through 2010)

Shigetoshi Hasegawa p
2 years/$6.3M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option

  • 2 years/$6.3M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option

    • re-signed as a free agent 12/03
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 04:$2.5M, 05:$2.975M, 06:$3.1M club option ($0.325M buyout)
    • 2006 option vests with 58 g or 45 GF in 05
    • $2.7M annually in performance bonuses (GF)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
    • Seattle declined 2006 option 11/05
    • retired 1/06
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2003)
    • re-signed 11/03
  • 1 year/$2M (2002), plus 2003 club option
    • $2.5M club option for 2003 declined
  • agent: Gregg Clifton (formerly Ed Kleven)
  • ML service: 8.000

Rick Helling p
1 year/$0.85M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.85M (2006)

    • re-signed 11/05
    • retired 2/07
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 1/05 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 7/05
  • 1 year/$1M (2003)
    • $1M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$3M (2002), plus $6.5M 2003 mutual option
    • $2M in performance bonuses
  • agent: Greg Genske
  • ML service: 8.035 (through 2005)

Orlando Hernandez rhp
1 year (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 6/15/09 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 7/17/09
  • 2 years/$12M (2007-08)
    • re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/06
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 07:$4.5M, 08:$6.5M
    • performance bonuses: $0.225M each for 150, 160, 170, 180 & 190 IP
    • perks: suite on road
    • awards: $0.1M for Cy Young ($25,000 for 2nd, $10,000 for 3rd), $0.1M for WS MVP, $50,000 for All Star, $25,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS/LDS MVP
  • 2 years/$8M (2005-06)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/04
    • 05:$3.5M, 06:$4.5M
    • $1.5M in bonuses in 2005, $2.5M in bonuses in 2006
    • acquired by Arizona in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/05
    • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Arizona 5/06
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2004)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/04
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2003)
    • re-signed 1/03 (avoided arbitration, $4.5M-$4M)
    • acquired by Montreal in three-way trade with Yankees, White Sox 1/03
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2002)
    • re-signed by Yankees 1/02 (avoided arbitration, $3.55M-$3M)
  • 4 years/$6.6M (1998-2001)
    • signed by NY Yankees as an amateur free agent
    • 98:$0.75M, 99:$1.85M, 00:$1.95M, 01:$2.05M, 02:$3.2M
  • agent: Greg Genske
  • ML service: 9.117 (through 2008)

Jason Isringhausen rhp
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/22/10 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/20/09 (minor-league contract)
    • performance bonuses:

      • games: $0.15M for 40 g; $0.2M for 45 g; $0.3M each for 50, 55 g; $0.5M for 60 g
      • games finished: $0.15M for 45 GF; $0.15M each for 50, 55 GF; $0.25M for 60 GF; $0.3M for 65 GF
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP; $50,000 for WS MVP, Comeback Player of Year; $0.1M for Rolaids or Cy Young ($80,000 for 2nd in vote, $60,000 for 3rd, $40,000 for 4th, $20,000 for 5th)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 4/1/09
  • 3 years/$25.75M (2005-07), plus 2008 club option
    • signed re-worked extension with St. Louis 2/05
    • 05:$7M, 06:$8.75M, 07:$8.75M, 08:$8M club option ($1.25M buyout)
    • St. Louis exercised 2008 option 10/5/07
    • award bonuses: $0.15M for WS MVP; $0.1M each for LCS MVP, Rolaids ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd), Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $50,000 for All Star
    • no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road
  • 4 years/$27M (2002-05), plus 2006 club option
    • signed as a free agent 1/02
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 02:$2.25M, 03:$6.75M, 04:$7.25M, 05:$7.75M, 06:$8M club option ($1M buyout)
    • no-trade protection
    • award bonuses: $0.15M for WS MVP; $0.1M each for LCS MVP, Rolaids ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd), Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd); $50,000 for All Star
    • deal reworked 1/03, reducing 2003 salary to $4.75M, increasing 2005 salary to $9.75M, increasing buyout of 2006 option to $1.1M, and giving Isringhausen a suite on the road
    • deal reworked 2/04, reducing 2004 salary to $5M, and increasing 2005 salary to $12,112,500
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2001) (Oakland)
  • drafted 1991 (44-1,157)
  • agent: Dan Horwits, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 14.031 (through 2009)

Todd Jones rhp
1 year/$7M (2008)

  • 1 year/$7M (2008)
    • re-signed by Detroit as a free agent 11/12/07
  • 2 years/$11M (2006-07)
    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$6M, 07:$5M
    • undisclosed amount deferred each season, 2006-07
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2005), signed as a free agent 12/04
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2004), signed as a free agent 3/04 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.3M in performance bonuses in 2004
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2002), plus $3M 2003 club option (picked up 10/02)
    • 02:$1M, 03:$3M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • signed as a free agent 1/02
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 14.089 (through 2007)

Steve Karsay p
1 year/$0.6M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.6M (2006)

    • signed as a free agent 12/05 (minor-league contract)
    • may earn up to $1.7M for 68 appearances
    • may earn up to $0.75M for 50 games finished
    • contract purchased after being acquired in trade 5/06
  • 1 year (2005) (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 8/05
    • signed as a free agent 5/05 (minor-league contract)
  • 4 years/$22.25M (2002-05), plus $6.5M 2006 club option

    • released (by NY Yankees) 5/05
    • $4M signing bonus
    • 02:$3M, 03:$4M, 04:$5M, 05:$5M, 06:$6.5M club option ($1.25M buyout)
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 10.025 (through 2005)

Joe Kennedy p
1 year/$2.8M (2007)

  • 1 year/$2.8M (2007)
    • re-signed 1/07 (avoided arbitration)
    • claimed off waivers from Oakland 8/4/07
    • DFA by Arizona 8/15/07
    • contract purchased 9/2/07
  • 1 year/$2.4M (2006)
    • re-signed 12/05
    • $0.35M in performance bonues
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2005)
    • re-signed 1/05
    • $0.125M in performance bonuses (IP)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2002) 2/02
  • agents: Lapa & Leventhal, All Bases Covered Sports Management (previously represented by BHSC)
  • ML service: 5.122

Al Leiter lhp
1 year/$1.5M (2006)

  • 1 year/$1.5M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract)
    • retired 3/06
  • 1 year/$8M (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 12/04
    • $7M to Leiter, $1M to charity
  • 2 years/$18M (2003-04)
    • re-signed 7/02
    • 03:$8M, 04:$8M, 05:$10M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • $2M/year in performance bonuses
    • option declined 11/04
  • 4 years/$32M (1999-2002)
    • $9M signing bonus (payable 10/99-7/02)
    • 99:$3M, 00:$5.5M, 01:$7.5M, 02:$7M
  • agents: Hendricks brothers
  • ML service: 14.067

Cory Lidle rhp
2 years/$6.3M (2005-06)

  • 2 years/$6.3M (2005-06)

    • re-signed as free agent 11/04
    • 05:$3M, 06:$3.3M
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2004)
    • signed as free agent 12/03
  • 2 years/$7.6M (2002-03)
    • re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 02:$2.3M, 03:$4.8M
  • agent: Jordan Feagan
  • ML service: 8.100

Braden Looperrhp
1 year (2011)

  • 1 year (2011)

    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/27/11 (minor-league contract)
    • retired 3/25/10
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2009), plus 2010 option

    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/13/09
    • 09:$4.75M, 10:$6M option
    • 2010 option increases to $6.5M with 30 starts in 2009
    • $0.75M in performance bonuses (starts 19-30)
    • if club exercises 2010 option, Looper may decline (no buyout)
    • if club declines 2010 option, Looper receives a $0.75M buyout ($1M with 30 starts or 180 IP in 2009)
    • Milwaukee declined 2010 option 11/13/09
  • 3 years/$13.5M (2006-08)

    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/05
    • 06:$3.5M, 07:$4.5M, 08:$5.5M
    • $1M annually in performance bonuses (GF & other categories)
  • 2 years/$6.75M (2004-05), plus 2006 club option

    • $2M signing bonus
    • 04:$1M, 05:$3.5M, 06:$5M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • NY Mets declined $5.5M 2006 option 10/05
    • may earn $3.5M in performance bonuses, 2004-05
    • escalators may increase option value
    • signed as a free agent 1 /04
  • 3 years/$2.6M (2001-03)
    • 01:$0.4M, 02:$0.8M, 03:$1.4M
    • $2.9M in performance bonuses
  • drafted 1996 (1-3)
  • $1.675M signing bonus
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 11.012 (through 2010)

Gil Meche rhp
5 years/$55M (2007-11)

  • 5 years/$55M (2007-11)

    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/06
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 07:$7M, 08:$11M, 09:$11M, 10:$12M, 11:$12M
    • no-trade clause 2007-09, limited no-trade clause 2010, none in 2011
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for WS MVP, $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th), $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th), $50,000 for Gold Glove, LCS MVP or All Star selection
    • retired 1/18/11
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2006)

    • re-signed by Seattle 1/06 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$3.35M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 for 190 IP, $50,000 for 200 IP, $75,000 each for 210, 220 IP
  • 1 year/$2.535M (2005)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/05 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2004)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1 /04 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2003)
  • agent: Casey Close
  • ML service: 9.029 (through 2009)

Matt Morris rhp
3 years/$27M (2006-08), plus 2009 club option

  • 3 years/$27M (2006-08), plus 2009 club option

    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $2M signing bonus (paid at end of contract)
    • 06:$5M, 07:$9.5M, 08:$9.5M, 09:$9M club option ($1M buyout)
    • escalators may raise 2009 club option to as much as $11M
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from SF 7/31/07
    • released by Pittsburgh 4/27/08
    • retired 4/30/08
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2005)

    • re-signed as free agent 12/04
    • $4.5M in performance bonuses
    • earned $6.25M in 2005, including bonuses
  • 3 years/$27M (2002-04) (negotiated without agent)
    • 02:$4M, 03:$10.5M, 04:$12.5M
    • $2M in performance bonuses
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2001)
  • agent: Barry Axelrod
  • ML service: 11.000

Mark Mulder lhp
2 years/$13M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option

  • retired 2010
  • 2 years/$13M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option

    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/07
    • 07:$5M, 08:$6.5M, 09:$11M club option ($1.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses:
      • 2007: $6.525M based on GS, up to 35 GS (added to 2008 base)
      • 2008: $3.75M
    • 2009 option may increase to match base & bonuses earned in 2008
  • 4 years/$14.2M (2002-05), plus $7.25M 2006 option
    • $0.2M signing bonus
    • 02:$0.75M, 03:$2.6M, 04:$4.4M, 05:$6M, 06:$7.25M club option ($0.25M buyout) (vests 615 IP 2003-05) (vested at $7.75M 9/05)
    • bonuses may increase total value to $23.45M over 5 years
      • $1M in bonuses for 2005 (to 2005 salary of $7M)
      • $1M in bonuses for 2006 club option
    • 2003-2005 salaries were service class records at the time of signing
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star selection
    • signed extension 9/01
  • drafted 1998 (1-2), $3.2M signing bonus
  • agent: Gregg Clifton
  • ML service: 7.167 (through 2008)

Terry Mulholland lhp
1 year/$0.8M (2006)

  • 1 year/$0.8M (2006)
    • signed as a free agent 1/06 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 4/06
    • waived by Arizona 6/06
  • 1 year (2005)
    • signed as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2003)
    • $0.7M in performance bonuses
  • 2 years/$6M (2001-02)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 01:$2.5M, 02:$3M
  • 2 years/$5.9M (1999-2000)
  • agent: Joe Bick
  • ML service: 17.155

Robb Nen rhp
2 years/$16.3M (2001-02), plus 2003-04 options

  • 2 years/$16.3M (2001-02), plus 2003-04 options

    • $0.6M signing bonus
    • 01:$6.3M, 02:$8M, 03:$8.6M club option, 04:$9M player option ($2M buyout)
    • SF exercised $8.6M option 11/02
    • Nen exercised $9M player option 11/03
    • retired 2/05
  • agent: Scott Boras
  • ML service: 11.000

Troy Percival rhp
2 years/$8M (2008-09)

  • 2 years/$8M (2008-09)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/1/07
    • 08:$4M, 09:$4M, plus escalators earned in 2008 ($4.445M)
    • $0.5M of 2008 salary deferred at 3% simple interest
    • 2009 salary increases by following earned in 2008:

 

  • $75,000 for 35 GF (met), $80,000 for 38 GF (met), $0.1M for 42 GF, $0.11M for 45 GF, $0.115M for 48 GF, $0.125M for 52 GF, $0.145M for 55 GF
  • $50,000 each for 35, 38 g (met); $60,000 each for 42, 45 g (met); $70,000 each for 48, 52 g (one met); $75,000 for 55 g, $90,000 for 58 g, $0.1M for 62 g, $0.125M for 65 g

 

  • $0.5M one-time assignment bonus if traded
  • vintage automobile
  • performance bonuses:

 

 

  • $75,000 for 35 GF, $50,000 for 38 GF, $65,000 for 42 GF, $0.11M for 45 GF, $0.125M for 48 GF, $0.15M for 52 GF, $0.175M for 55 GF
  • $50,000 for 35 g, $30,000 for 38 g, $40,000 for 42 g, $50,000 for 45 g, $60,000 for 48 g, $70,000 for 52 g, $90,000 for 55 g, $0.105M for 58 g, $0.115M for 62 g, $0.14M for 65 g

 

  • award bonuses: $25,000 for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP; $50,000 for MVP, WS MVP; $0.1M for Cy Young or Rolaids ($80,000 for 2nd, $60,000 for 3rd, $40,000 for 4th, $20,000 for 5th)
  • retired 2009

 

 

  • 1 year/$0.6M (2007)
  • signed as a free agent 6/8/07 (minor-league contract)
  • $0.1M signing bonus, 07:$0.5M
  • may earn additional $1.7M in performance bonuses based on:
    • appearances ($1.2M, receiving full amount for 30 g), and
    • games finished ($0.5M, receiving full amount for 30 GF)
  • contract purchased 6/26/07
  • 2 years/$12M (2005-06)
  • signed as a free agent 11/04
  • 05:$6M, 06:$6M
  • 2 years/$16M (2003-04)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • 03:$7.5M, 04:$7.5M
  • limited no-trade clause barring deals to NYM, NYY, TOR & MON
  • signed extension 2/02

 

  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 14.097

 

Sidney Ponson rhp
1 year/$0.6M (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/17/08 (minor-league contract, $0.6M in majors)
    • DFA by Kansas City 8/2/09, released 8/12/09
  • 1 year(2008)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 3/9/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Texas 4/26/08
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/18/08 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Yankees 6/27/08
  • 1 year/$1M (2007)

    • signed as a free agent 1/07 (minor-league contract)
    • may earn additional $2M in performance bonuses
    • contract purchased 3/07, DFA by Minnesota 5/13/07
  • 1 year/$1M (2006), plus $1.5M in incentives

    • DFA. released (by NY Yankees) 8/06
    • signed as a free agent 7/06 (Yankees to pay pro-rated portion of $0.327M Major League minimum, with St. Louis paying the rest of $1M salary)
    • DFA, released (by St. Louis) 7/06
    • signed as a free agent 12/05
    • $1.5M in bonuses ($0.3M each for 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 GS)
    • no-trade clause
    • contract with Baltimore terminated 9/05 (placed on unconditional release waivers, grievance pending)
  • 3 years/$22.5M (2004-06), signed as a free agent 1/04
    • $3M signing bonus
    • 04:$2M, 05:$7.5M, 06:$10M
    • limited no-trade clause (may block trades to 10 clubs in 2005)
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2003)
  • signed 1993 as amateur free agent from Aruba
  • agent: Barry Praver
  • ML service: 9.056 (through 2007)

Paul Quantrill p
2005

  • 1 year (2005)

    • signed as a free agent 9/05
    • released by San Diego 9/05 after by DFA 8/05
    • retired 3/06
  • 2 years/$6.4M (2004-05), plus $3.6M 2006 club option)
    • DFA 6/05 (by NY Yankees)
    • 04:$3M, 05:$3M, 06:$3.6M club option ($0.4M buyout) (declined 10/04)
  • 3 years/$9.6M (2002-04), signed extension 8/01
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 02:$2.5M, 03:$3M, 04:$3.1M
  • ML service: 12.018

Brad Radke rhp
2 years/$18M (2005-06)

  • 2 years/$18M (2005-06)

    • re-signed as a free agent 12/04
    • 05:$9M, 06:$9M
    • no-trade clause
  • 4 years/$36M (2001-04)
    • $3M bonus payable 03-04
    • 01:$7M, 02:$8M, 03:$8M, 04:$10M
    • no-trade clause 2002-04
  • agent: Ron Simon
  • ML service: 11.000

Kirk Rueter p
2 years/$12M (2004-05)

  • 2 years/$12M (2004-05)

    • $3M signing bonus ($1M to be paid annually, 03-05)
    • 04:$4M, 05:$5M
    • DFA 8/05
    • retired 3/06
  • 3 years/$15.6M (2001-03)
    • $3.35M signing bonus (paid over 3 years)
    • 01:$3.75M, 02:$3.75M, 03:$4.75M
  • agent: CSMG
  • ML service: 10.124

Russ Springer rhp
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/14/10 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by Cincinnati 8/2/10
    • retire 1/11
  • 1 year/$3.3M (2009)
    • signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/29/09
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 35, 45, 52, 57, 62, 67 games
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP; $0.1M each for Gold Glove, WS MVP; $0.1M each for MVP, Cy Young, Rolaids award ($75,000 for 2nd in vote, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from Oakland 8/8/09
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2008)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 10/10/07
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2007)
    • signed as a free agent 12/06
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 g
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Rolaids award ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd), $50,000 each for All Star selection, Gold Glove, LDS, LCS or WS MVP
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2006)
    • re-signed as a free agent 11/05
  • 1 year (2005)

    • re-signed as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased 4/05
  • agent: Hendricks Sports
  • ML service: 14.128 (through 2009)

Todd Stottlemyre p
4 years/$32M (1999-2002)

  • retired 10/02
  • approximately 40 percent of salary deferred

Mike Timlin rhp
1 year (2009)

  • 1 year (2009)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 7/29/09 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 8/09
  • 1 year/$3M (2008)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/07
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star; $0.1M for WS MVP; $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd), $0.15M for Cy Young ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd), $0.15M for Rolaids ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd, $50,000 for 4th or 5th)
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2007)
    • re-signed 10/06
    • performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 39, 50, 60 & 70 g, $75,000 for 25, 30 GF, $0.1M each for 35, 40 & 45 GF, $0.25M each for 50 & 55 GF
    • award bonuses: $0.15M for Rolaids award ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd, $50,000 for 4th or 5th), $0.15M for Cy Young ($0.1M for 2nd, $75,000 for 3rd), $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd, $25,000 for 3rd), $0.1M for WS MVP, $50,000 each for All Star, LCS MVP, Gold Glove
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2006)
    • re-signed 11/05
    • $0.75M deferred at 0% interest
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2004), plus $2.75M 2005 club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • 2005 option vested with 50 g in 2004 & not being on DL at end of 04
    • performance bonuses for GF
    • re-signed as a free agent 11/03
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2003)
    • signed 12/02
    • $0.9M in performance bonuses
  • 4 years/$16M (1998-02)
  • agents: Levinson brothers
  • ML service: 18.000 (through 2008)

Salomon Torres rhp
2 years/$6.5M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option

  • 2 years/$6.5M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option

    • signed extension 4/06
    • $0.4M signing bonus
    • 07:$2.6M, 08:$3.2M, 09:$3.75M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • $0.9M in performance bonuses
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Pittsburgh 12/7/07
    • retired 11/08
    • Milwaukee exercised 2009 option 11/13/08
  • 2 years/$2.6M (2005-06)

    • re-signed 11/04
    • $0.2M signing bonus
    • 05:$1M, 06:$1.4M
    • $25,000 for 30 GF in 2005, $35,000 for 35 GF, $45,000 for 40 GF, $55,000 for 45 GF, $65,000 for 50 GF, $75,000 for 55 GF
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2004), 12/03
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2003)
  • ML service: 7.129

Derrick Turnbow rhp
1 year (2010)

  • 1 year (2010)
    • signed by Florida as a free agent 1/29/10 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.6M in majors
    • $50,000 in performance bonuses
  • 1 year (2009)

    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/31/08 (minor-league contract)
    • $0.925M in majors
    • performance bonuses based on games
  • 3 years/$6.5M (2006-08)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 4/06, replacing 1 year/$0.488M deal for 2006 signed 2/06
    • 06:$1M, 07:$2.3M, 08:$3.2M
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 45, 50 GF; $75,000 for 55 GF; $0.125M for 60 GF
    • DFA by Milwaukee 5/2/08, sent outright to AAA 5/9/08
  • 1 year/$0.322M (2005)
    • signed by Milwaukee 2/05
  • 1 year (2004)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 2/04
    • claimed by Milwaukee off waivers from Anaheim 10/04
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)
    • re-signed by Anaheim 2/03 (split contract)
  • 1 year/$0.2M (2000)
  • selected by Anaheim from Philadelphia in Rule 5 draft 12/99
  • drafted by Philadelphia 1997 (5-146) (Franklin HS, Tenn.)
  • agent: Damon Lapa
  • ML service: 4.086 (through 2008)

Woody Williams rhp
2 years/$12.5M (2007-08)

  • 2 years/$12.5M (2007-08)

    • signed as a free agent 11/06
    • 07:$6M, 08:$6.25M, 09:$6.75M club option ($0.25M buyout)
    • performance bonuses:
      • $0.1M for 160 IP, $0.15M for 180 IP, $0.25M for 200 IP
    • award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove or Silver Slugger, $50,000 each for LCS MVP or WS MVP, $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd)
    • released 3/29/08
  • 1 year/$3M (2005), plus 2006 club option
    • 05:$3M, 06:$4M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • performance bonuses may increase 05-06 earnings to $14.5M
      • $0.125M/GS in 2005
      • 15 GS in 2005 vests 2006 option at $4M, plus $0.1M/GS
      • 25 GS in 2005 vests 2006 option at $5M, plus $66,667/GS
  • 2 years/$14.9M (2003-04), plus 2005 club option
    • re-signed 11/02
    • 03:$6M, 04:$8M, 05:$8M club option ($0.9M buyout)
    • $25,000 All Star award bonus
    • St. Louis declined $8M 2005 option 11/04
  • club exercised $7.25M ’02 option in return for deferral of $1M in 01
  • agent: Barry Meister
  • ML service: 14.143

Tim Worrell rhp
2 years/$4M (2006-07)

  • 2 years/$4M (2006-07)

    • signed as a free agent 11/05
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 06:$1.5M, 07:$2M
    • retired 1/07 (to receive full $2M 2007 salary)
  • 2 years/$5.5M (2004-05)
    • signed as a free agent 12/03
    • 04:$2.75M, 05:$2.75M
    • performance bonuses to $3.05M in 2005
  • 2 years/$3M (2001-02)
    • 01:$1.3M (2001), 02:$1.4M, 03:$3M club option ($0.3M buyout)
    • club exercised 2003 option 10/02
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 13.016