Posted by MikeT23 on 3/28/2014 3:27:00 PM (view original):
Players can ask for all they want. But, unless something is happening that I'm unaware of, yearly contract averages don't jump like that. Before this one, what was the highest? 25-27m? Cano was supposedly asking for 30m. No takers.
The AAV jump has been slower from 25-30 than it was from 10-15, 15-20, and 20-25.
The first $10m per year deal was in 1996. 1998 for the first $15m per year, 2000 for $25 million per year. And now, 14 years later, $30 million per year for Kershaw and Cabrera.