Every year, there's a couple of contracts that get a universal "Oh my god, they gave him HOW MUCH??? He's not even any good!!!" reaction.
Eric Milton, for example. Derek Lowe. Russ Ortiz. Cristian Guzman.
My prediction is that this year, the two guys who get those contracts are:
- GMJ, at 4 years, $45 million, and
- Gil Meche, at 3 years, $30 million.