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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun May 28, 2006 8:43 pm

Any others worse than these?

1. Adrian Beltre (M's)
5 years/$64M (2005-09)
$7M signing bonus
05:$10M, 06:$11.5M, 07:$11.5M (est), 08:$12M (est), 09:$12M (est)

2. Carl Pavano (Yankees)
4 years/$39.95M (2005-08), plus $13M 2009 club option
05:$9M, 06:$8M, 07:$10M, 08:$11M, 09:$13M club option

3. Rich Sexson (M's)
4 years/$50M (2005-08)
$6M signing bonus
05:$4.5M, 06:$11.5M, 07:$14M, 08:$14M

4. Chan Blow Park (Pads via Texas)
5 years/$65M (2002-06)
acquired in trade 7/05, with Texas paying $2M of 2006 salary
02:$11M, 03:$12M, 04:$13M, 05:$14M, 06:$15M

5. Jon Garland (WSox)
3 years/$29M (2006-08)
signed extension 12/05
06:$7M, 07:$10M, 08:$12M

6. RJ (Yankees)
2 years/$32M (2006-07)

7. Eric Milton (Reds)
3 years/$25.5M (2005-07), plus incentives
$4M signing bonus
05:$4M, 06:$8.5M, 07:$9M

8. Russ Ortiz (Arizona)
4 years/$33M (2005-08)
$3.5M signing bonus
05:$6.5M, 06:$7M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$8.5M

9. Mike Hampton (Braves via Florida/Colorado)
8 years/$121M (01-08), plus $20M 09 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
Colorado to pay $49M ($20M signing bonus, $8M in 2001, $8.5M in 2002, $2M in 2003, $2M in 2004, $2.5M in 2005, $6M buyout in 2009).
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).

10. Ryan Klesko (Pads)
3 years/$26.5M (2004-06)
$5M bonus ($2M paid in 05)
04:$M (reworked), 05:$8M, 06:$10M, 07:$8M club option ($0.5M buyout)

11 Kris Benson (O's via Mets)
3 years/$22.5M (2005-07), plus $7.5M 2008 club option
$2.5M signing bonus
05:$4.5M, 06:$7.5M, 07:$7.5M, 08:$7.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)

12. Christian Guzman (Nats)
4 years/$16.8M (2005-08)
05:$4.2M, 06:$4.2M, 07:$4.2M, 08:$4.2M

13. Kaz Matsui (Mets)
3 years/$20.1M (2004-06), plus incentives
$0.1M signing bonus
04:$5M, 05:$7M, 06:$8M

14 Jason Kendall (A's)
6 years/$60M (2002-07)
$4M signing bonus (half deferred)
02:$6M, 03:$8M, 04:$8M, 05:$10M, 06:$11M, 07:$13M (Pirates pay $5M)

15. Matt Morris (SF)
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)

16. Jacque Jones (Cubs)
3 years/$16M (2006-08)
signed as a free agent 12/05
$4M signing bonus (paid 1/06 to 1/08)
06:$3M, 07:$4M, 08:$5M

17. Estaban Loaiza (A's)
3 years/$21.375M (2006-08), plus $7.5M 2009 club option
signed as a free agent 11/05
$3M signing bonus (paid over the life of the contract)
06:$5M, 07:$6M, 08:$7M, 09:$7.5M club option ($0.375M buyout)

18. Garrett Anderson (Angels)
4 years/$48M (2005-08), plus $14M 2009 club option
$3M signing bonus
05:$9M, 06:$10M, 07:$11M, 08:$12M, 09:$14M club option ($3M buyout)

19. Jeff Weaver (Angerls)
year/$8.325M (2006), plus $0.6M in incentives

20. Darrin Erstad (Angels)
4 years/$32M (2003-06)
$1M signing bonus
03:$7M, 04:$7.5M, 05:$8M, 06:$8.5M
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Postby Andy1234 » Sun May 28, 2006 8:50 pm

Bonds, 18M (I think) for this season

And aren't the Mets still paying something to Mo Vaughn?
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Postby Madison » Sun May 28, 2006 9:00 pm

Didn't we just have this exact same discussion in the last week or two? :-?
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Postby davidmarver » Sun May 28, 2006 9:06 pm

Brian Cashman - 3 years $5.5 M
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Postby nsulham » Sun May 28, 2006 9:11 pm

davidmarver wrote:Brian Cashman - 3 years $5.5 M


Yeah it's amazing to me that Yanks didn't mention this one. You're losing your touch Yanks :-b
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Postby The Mighty Trow » Sun May 28, 2006 9:44 pm

Kevin Brown to the Yankees. don't recall what numbers were involved and i'm too lazy from holiday bbq to look 'em up. :-] but man, he wouldn't have been worth a used batting glove.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Sun May 28, 2006 9:45 pm

Mike Sweeney,
5 Yrs. 55 mil. signed back in 2002

With original contract
1999 KC A 150 575 101 185 22 102 .322 .387 .520
2000 KC A 159 618 105 206 29 144 .333 .407 .523
2001 KC A 147 559 97 170 29 99 .304 .374 .542
2002 KC A 126 471 81 160 24 86 .340 .417 .563
After signing contract
2003 KC A 108 392 62 115 16 83 .293 .391 .467
2004 KC A 106 411 56 118 22 79 .287 .347 .504
2005 KC A 122 470 63 141 21 83 .300 .347 .517
2006 DLed

hasnt driven in more than 83 runs or had more than 22 HRs and hasnt hit higher that .304, which he hit the last year before the megadeal. He has never had 471 ABs in a season since then, and has never played in 125 games. Also has never matched his totals in R's or Hits either.

This one is pretty cut & dry.
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Postby nsulham » Sun May 28, 2006 9:47 pm

The Mighty Trow wrote:Kevin Brown to the Yankees. don't recall what numbers were involved and i'm too lazy from holiday bbq to look 'em up. :-] but man, he wouldn't have been worth a used batting glove.


Actually in fairness to the Yankees (and I can't believe I'm doing this) they didn't sign Brown. I'm pretty sure they just absorbed Brown's deal through the Dodgers.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sun May 28, 2006 10:18 pm

Eric Hinske is still making $5M/yr off a contract he signed after his ROY year. :-P :-/
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sun May 28, 2006 10:23 pm

Forgot Jaret Wright, but atleast he's pitching decent right now.
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