Mega-contracts piling up this offseason

Seven players in all have signed deals totaling around three quarters of a billion dollars

Originally Published: January 14, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

On Tuesday, it was Carlos Gonzalez, smiling for the zoom lenses after signing a seven-year, $80-million contract with the Rockies.

Last week, it was Adrian Beltre, trying on his new Rangers cap after agreeing to a five-year, $80-million deal with Texas that could grow to six years and $96 million if he stays healthy into his mid-30s.

Before that, there was Cliff Lee signing for five years (and $120 million) with the Phillies. And Jay Bruce agreeing to a six-year extension (worth ...

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