Jeff Wilson has the Darvish contract year by year over at the Startlegram blog:
2012: $5.5 million
2013: $9.5 million
2014: $10 million
2015: $10 million
2016: $10 million
2017: $11 million
$56M guaranteed, $4M to be earned through bonuses, 2017 can be opted out with high level Cy Young award votes, as we've heard. Add $8.6M a year for the posting fee if you like. So, if Darvish were able to opt out, it would mean the Rangers received a Cy Young-level performance for 5 years at roughly $49M (assuming bonuses achieved). I'll take that.
Go ahead, backload that Fielder contract, would you?
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