The pain of that contract is just beginning for the Yanks. And yes, even the Yanks, will feel that contract.
Not to pile on here but he's guaranteed more than the $143M. I get that the Yankees basically print money but he's stilled owed an additional $5M in signing bonus (1M in 2012 and 2013, and 3M in 2014).
Oh BTW there is still the small issue of up to $30M in incentives on the table. That additional $30M looked to be a slam dunk when A-Roid signed the mega deal. Now I'd guess the Yankees would rather he fall short and spend it elsewhere. The taint of Alex using steriods eliminates much of the anticipated luster of him potentially becoming the alltime HR leader.
In any case it's still nearly certain he'll get the 32HR needed to pass Mays and earn an additional $6M, so $154M/6.
The 86HR he'd need to pass Ruth (and earn another $6M) are about a 50/50 proposition, if so $160M/6.
If "his cousin" becomes a regular visitor he might still find a way to earn another $18M for passing Aaron (127HR), and tying(133HR) and passing (134HR) Bonds. I realize it's now unlikely but it could still be as much as $178M/6
MVP****AL07,AL05,NL04,ALNL03,ALNL02,NL01,ALNL00,AL99,ALNL98,ALNL96 RIP Cammi
Cmon Bud NOW is the time to sack up and force feed an Olympic style drug testing program down Fehr's fat throat and save OUR game from these blatant cheaters!