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Breaking Down Anthony Rizzo’s Extension

In May, the Cubs announced they signed Anthony Rizzo to a seven-year, $41M extension (2013-2019), plus club options for 2020-2021. The deal also includes several incentives which could bring to the total value of the extension to $73M.Below is a breakdown of the extension by year. 2013: $0.75M 2014: $1.25M 2015: $5M 2016: $7M 2017:…

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Will Clayton Kershaw be the First $200 Million Pitcher?

In March, Justin Verlander signed a five-year, $140 million dollar extension. Add the two years, $40 million he had remaining under contract he signed in 2009 and he is the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. Verlander, however, is not the only pitcher to recently sign a large, long-term contract. Below is a list of…

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