Top MLB Players And What They Earn
Major League Baseball (MLB) is one of the biggest sports in the United Stages and most parts of Canada and South America. Coming close to football, hockey and basketball, many fans are so crazy about their sports. It’s not just watching the game in the baseball stadium or live on TV; it’s also about buying products of their team and favorite players, as well as looking out for celebrity stunts and inspiring stories about their followed baseball stars. Indeed, all these made the Major League Baseball as the high earning sports in the United States. And of course the players are the ones who will benefit from it the most.
Back in the days, the whole of baseball industry was already rocked when Nolan Ryan was paid over a million dollars for a year’s contract with the Houston Astros in 1979. But a long time has passed and today, we’re seeing five figures in the salaries of baseball players. Today, we have some of the top-earners who rake astounding cash from simply playing two to three times a week!
Let’s start with New York Yankee’s big star, Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez – popularly known as A-Rod. Rodriquez also holds the title of highest paid athletes in MLB breaking his old record of $252 million. New York Yankees and Rodriquez agreed a contract of $275 million for 10-years this signing of contract happened in December 07, 2007. He earns $30,000,000 every year for his annual salary. The third baseman and often short stop for his team, he is the youngest baseball player that hit 500 home runs, beating the record of Jimmie Foxx in 1939. Rodriquez previously played a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers earlier in his stellar career. To date, he holds the record of fourteen 100 run batted in, making his career a topnotch compared to any other baseball player in history of MLB.
Another top earner at MLB would be three-time All-Star great Vernon M. Wells, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He awarded three Gold Gloves, and one Silver Slugger. Well’s plays left fielder, and Wells as been handed the Gold Glove Awards three times. This Toronto Blue Jays star is also a Silver Slugger award and holds the team’s record in terms of career hits, home runs, doubles, runs, RBI and total bases. He earns about $24,187,500 annually in salary and this does not include contracts and other stuff. Just way below the Blue Jay slugger would be Johan Alexander Santana Araque of the New York Mets. He is rated as the fifth highest paid in Major League Baseball player, the highest among all pitchers. He earns $23,145,011 annually of his compensation.
This Venezuelan native is one of the most feared pitchers of MLB and holds a two time Cy Young award. Pitching coaches consider Santana as one of the most talented and remarkable pitchers in baseball history. He can pitch with an 88-94 mph fastball with a circle change up and that made his best pitch and glider.
Now let’s talk about two more Yankees pitchers who earn just above $23 million each year. There’s Mark Charles Teixeira and Carsten Charles Sabathia, who rank alongside Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins. Three Philadelphia Phillies have an annual salary of above twenty million, namely Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard. Two Red Sox baseball players, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzales, also earn around that same figures. In the meantime, the first basemen of Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder rank around the same figures of 20 million and above with fellow Tigers Justin Verlander.
Those earning between 17 to 19 million per year in salaries include Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle Mariners, the young pitching sensation Tim Lincecum of the SF Giants and Josh Becket of the Boston Red Sox. Their ranks is joined by great left fielders like Carlos Lee and Alfonso Soriano, starting pitchers Josh becket and Jake Peavy, and the best known out fielder Jason Bay of the New York Mets.
So truly we can say, when you’re super at the game, baseball’s gonna give you lots of cash to rake just playing the one game you love!