Player, Club Years Total
Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17$275 million
Alex Rodriguez, Tex-NYY 2001-10 $252 million
Joey Votto, Cin 2012-23 $251.5 million
Albert Pujols, LAA 2012-21 $240 million
Robinson Cano, Sea 2014-23 $240 million
Prince Fielder, Det-Tex 2012-20 $214 million
Derek Jeter, NYY 2001-10 $189 million
Joe Mauer, Min 2011-18 $184 million
Mark Teixeira, NYY 2009-16 $180 million
Justin Verlander, Det 2013-19 $180 million
Felix Hernandez, Sea 2013-19 $175 million
I'll take these three all day long and twice on Sunday
those 3 would be the only ones i'd consider. Votto is the only one i'd take for certain.
If we are strictly looking this point forward, you will soon be not liking the Verlander contract. Votto probably has 2 more years before the pain starts setting in and Hernandez is the best of the bunch.
It is interesting how the best of those contracts feature no free agent deals.
I think Votto has more than 2 more years before the pain starts. I'll agree by the end it will be a bitter pill but the guy is a professional hitter. His plate discipline is one of the top one in all MLB. His homerun totals might go down the next few years, but I can see him still having a lot of doubles, singles, and walks the for the next 6 years.