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The phenoms of 2013 2013's rookies and first-year players full of phenoms making a crop that is the best in years, including Yasiel Puig, Evan Gattis, Wil Myers, Gerrit Cole and Hyun-Jin Ryu. /mlb/lists/2013-rookies-first-year-players-phenoms-best-in-years-yasiel-puig-evan-gattis-wil-myers-gerrit-cole-hyun-jin-ryu-061713 http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2013/06/07/060613-MLB-Yasiel-Puig-PI-AA_20130607011200341_136_102.JPG
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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30848925 Richest team sports contracts Richest+team+sports+contracts MLB

For everyone who wasn't lucky enough to win the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, the fastest path to such wealth is to pick up a baseball bat and glove — preferably for the Steinbrenner family.

 

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 most lucrative current contracts in US team sports, based on the average annual salary, and calculated how long it would take this stellar lineup of athletes to reach $640 million. Not surprisingly, all 10 of the contracts are in baseball, the only of the four major US sports without a salary cap.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30850655 Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees Alex+Rodriguez%2C+New+York+Yankees MLB

10 years, $275 million. Average salary: $27.5 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 23.3 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30848927 Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies Ryan+Howard%2C+Philadelphia+Phillies MLB

Five years, $125 million. Average salary: $25 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 25.6 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849604 CC Sabathia, New York Yankees CC+Sabathia%2C+New+York+Yankees MLB

Five years, $122 million. Average salary: $24.4 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 26.2 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849601 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels Albert+Pujols%2C+Los+Angeles+Angels MLB

10 years, $240 million. Average salary: $24 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 26.7 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849602 Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies Cliff+Lee%2C+Philadelphia+Phillies MLB

Five years, $120 million. Average salary: $24 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 26.7 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30848926 Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers Prince+Fielder%2C+Detroit+Tigers MLB

Nine years, $214 million. Average salary: $23.78 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 26.9 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849603 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Joe+Mauer%2C+Minnesota+Twins MLB

Eight years, $184 million. Average salary: $23 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 27.8 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849605 Johan Santana, New York Mets Johan+Santana%2C+New+York+Mets MLB

Six years, $137.5 million. Average salary: $22.92 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 27.9 years.
 

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30861719 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds Joey+Votto%2C+Cincinnati+Reds MLB

Ten years, $225 million. Average salary: $22.5 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 28.4 years.

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MLB 49 43 Mega Millions: The 10 richest current contracts in US team sports 30849607 Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees Mark+Teixeira%2C+New+York+Yankees MLB

Eight years, $180 million. Average salary: $22.5 million. Time it would take him to earn equivalent of Mega Millions jackpot: 28.4 years.
 

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