Largest Baseball Contract Packages for Pitchers

Baseball contracts for pitchers worth $100 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money:

Player, Club Years Total
CC Sabathia, NYY 2009-15 $161 million
Zack Greinke, LAD 2013-18 $147 million
Cole Hamels, Phi 2013-18 $144 million
Johan Santana, NYM 2008-13 $137.5 million
Matt Cain, SF 2012-17 $127.5 million
Barry Zito, SF 2007-13 $126 million
Mike Hampton, Col-Fl-Atl 2001-08 $121 million
Cliff Lee, Phi 2011-15 $120 million
Kevin Brown, LA-NYY 1999-05 $105 million