Some Major Leauge Baseball players get very lucky when it comes to signing onto big contracts. These athletes can make millions of dollars per year, but these deals don’t come without risk. Sometimes deals are signed after just one season, and sometimes they’re signed just as a player is nearing the end of his career.
You know the names: Josh Hamilton, Pablo Sandoval, Chris Davis, etc. But do you remember just how money was shelled out by GMs to sign them? Keep reading to find out.
Troy Tulowitzki Signed To The Toronto Blue Jays For $37.5 Million Over Two Years
The Toronto Blue Jays thought they had struck gold when they signed Troy Tulowitzki on to a 2 year contract for $37.5 million. Unfortunately, Tulowitzki failed to deliver the goods. He didn’t play at all in 2018 and the Jays ended up releasing him from the team. The Yankees picked him up as well as $555,000 of his 2019 salary.
The Jays are still responsible for the $14 million Tulowitzki will need in 2020, and the $4 million buyout.