The Philadelphia Phillies signed pitcher Cole Hamels to a 6-year, $144 million extension. That is just the 15th largest contract ever, but it is the second largest contract ever given to a pitcher. The New York Yankees gave CC Sabathia a 7-year, $161 million deal prior to the 2009 season.
Here’s a look at the largest deals in baseball history…
Data via BaseballProspectus.com
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