MLBTR At FanGraphs: The Next $100MM Players

I'm writing a series of guest posts at FanGraphs, one of the first places baseball fans go for top analysis and stats. Today, I look ahead to the next crop of $100MM players and conclude that Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez are far from the only ones with a shot at signing nine-figure contracts in the near future.

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  1. ShortfuseHughes 4 years ago

    Robby Cano? Hummm

  2. nhsox 4 years ago

    Robby Cano will be an interesting case.

  3. Prince Fielder will get one too because Scott Boras is his agent and he always gets more for his players then they deserve.

    • jmcbosox 4 years ago

      youre right, and the idea of prince getting 100M+ makes me wanna puke

      • Guest 4 years ago

        Get a time machine and learn how to play baseball.

        • jmcbosox 4 years ago

          ive been working on one, i just cant seem to locate a flux capacitor

  4. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

    Aww, you don’t see Yunileksy Betancourt making big money in F.A.?

  5. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    I’m just purely speculating, I imagine Adrian Gonzalez gets a contract similar to Mark Teixeira except knowing Boston not sure if they would give him 8 years though.

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      They would have to match or better Tex’s contract. Either in salary or years, Gonzalez stated that he wanted market value . That means Tex money, I can’t see the Red Sox trying to nickel and dime him and risk losing him, as has happened with FA’s in the past.

  6. Jeff Weissbuch 4 years ago

    Not entirely sure Prince will since the market may not be there for him especially in the American League.

    • wickedkevin 4 years ago

      I agree. Fielder’s money really depends on if he is seen as more of a DH option over 1b option next offseason. Let’s face it, being a premier DH vs. being a premier 1b means over $10 million a year.

  7. Since_77 4 years ago

    Jared Weaver is a candidate if he has another good year. He is young enough and comparable to Verlander who got $80 million last year. It’s guaranteed money if he hit free agency.

  8. Since_77 4 years ago

    Because they are young and starting pitching is so thin, King Felix, Cole Hamels and Tim Lincecum should pull down a $100 million contracts.

    • hoagiebuchanan 4 years ago

      Although I agree, Felix is extended through 2014 already. Just sayin’.

    • Muggi 4 years ago

      Luckily for the Phils they have one more year to sign Hamels, by which time Oswalt will probably be retiring. They’d be in serious crunch-mode if not.

  9. Sizemore and Reyes seem like outside shots at best. Bautista is such an odd bird, that I honestly have no idea. If his bat has another season like 2010 and he looks like he can stick at 3B, it’s a possibility.

  10. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Well he’d be able to afford those crazy cheeseburgers at fancy restaurants that cost $10,000.

    I’m betting if CC does anything the first thing will be to ask the yanks for a contract extension. Adding another 3 yrs/$60M-$70M makes sense.

  11. Guest 4 years ago

    I though CC would opt out if they didn’t win a WS in the first 3 years. If he opts out does Cashman try to stay away like he did AROD, does the powers above him override the decision? That’s gonna be a fun couple of weeks if CC does opt out.

  12. Muggi 4 years ago

    He could have them over a huge barrel if he wanted to; they’d more or less have to give him whatever he asked for. There’s no ace-level SP’s available next offseason.

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