12 Baseball Players Who Got a Lot Richer in 2012

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In case you hadn’t noticed, 2012 was a pretty good year for elite baseball players. There have been 38 players to sign $100 million contracts in the history of baseball, and 8 of them have done so in the past 12 months. I mean, just think about that. That’s 21% of all $100,000,000 contracts. And that doesn’t even include guys like Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes, who signed their big deals in December of 2011.

Today we’re going to take a look back at the big baseball contracts signed in 2012. And rather than proceed from smallest to largest contract, we’re going to go in chronological order.

So who’s up first? Well, I’ll give you a hint: he’s a royal first basemen, but he doesn’t play in Kansas City…


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