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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ShortfuseHughes
4 years 5 months ago

Robby Cano? Hummm

nhsox
4 years 5 months ago

Robby Cano will be an interesting case.

4 years 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Get a time machine and learn how to play baseball.

jmcbosox
4 years 5 months ago

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

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 5 months ago

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

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months 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 5 months 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.

Jeff Weissbuch
4 years 5 months ago

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

wickedkevin
4 years 5 months 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.

Since_77
4 years 5 months 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.

Since_77
4 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

Muggi
4 years 5 months 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.

4 years 5 months ago

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.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months 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.

Guest
4 years 5 months 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.

Muggi
4 years 5 months 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.