The 20 Largest Contracts In MLB History (www.baseball-reference.com)

Below is our list of the 20 largest contracts in MLB history.  Please note that if a player was already under contract and signed an extension, only the new money counts.

1.

, Dodgers: 12 years, $365MM.  Extension signed July 2020.  Present-day value due to deferrals: $306,657,882

2. Mike Trout, Angels: 10 years, $360MM.  Extension signed March 2019

3.  Bryce Harper, Phillies: 13 years, $330MM.  Free agent contract signed March 2019

4. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins: 13 years, $325MM.  Extension signed November 2014

5. Gerrit Cole, Yankees: 9 years, $324MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2019

6.  Manny Machado, Padres: 10 years, $300MM.  Free agent contract signed February 2019

7.  Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 10 years, $275MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2007

8.  Alex Rodriguez, Rangers: 10 years, $252MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2000

9. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 8 years, $248MM.  Extension signed March 2014

t-10. Stephen Strasburg, Nationals: 7 years, $245MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2019.  Present-day value due to deferrals: $228.9MM

t-10.  Anthony Rendon, Angels: 7 years, $245MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2019

t-12.  Albert Pujols, Angels: 10 years, $240MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2011

t-12.  Robinson Cano, Mariners: 10 years, $240MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2013

14. Nolan Arenado, Rockies: 7 years, $234MM.  Extension signed February 2019

15. Joey Votto, Reds: 10 years, $225MM.  Extension signed April 2012

16.  David Price, Red Sox: 7 years, $217MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2015

17. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers: 7 years, $215MM.  Extension signed January 2014

18.  Prince Fielder, Tigers: 9 years, $214MM.  Free agent contract signed January 2012

19.  Max Scherzer, Nationals: 7 years, $210MM.  Free agent contract signed January 2015.  Present-day value due to deferrals: $191,409,858

20.  Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks: 6 years, $206.5MM.  Free agent contract signed December 2015.  Present-day value due to deferrals: $193,849,298

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