Baseball contracts for pitchers worth $140 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
Clayton Kershaw, LAD 2014-20 $215 million
Justin Verlander, Det 2013-19 $180 million
Felix Hernandez, Sea 2013-19 $175 million
CC Sabathia, NYY 2009-15 $161 million
Masahiro Tanaka, NYY 2014-20 $155 million
Zack Greinke, LAD 2013-18 $147 million
Cole Hamels, Phi 2013-18 $144 million