29 Eye-popping contracts in sports

[post_page_title]Alex Rodriguez[/post_page_title]
Alex Rodriguez will make more than one appearance on this list, so it’s no wonder he’s estimated to be worth around $300 million. Back in 2001, ARod signed a 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers. At the time, he was a 26-year-old who played 162 games a season and batted .318/.399/.622 with 52 home runs (these are his 2001 statistics). The contract lasted through 2010, but just several years later, 2004, he was traded to the Yankees who picked up his contract (and would later offer him more).

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