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How MLB’s Business And Labor Perfect Storm Created $1.77 Billion Of Player Contracts In Less Than A Week
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How MLB’s Business And Labor Perfect Storm Created $1.77 Billion Of Player Contracts In Less Than A Week

MLB contract agreements during the 2022 Baseball Winter Meetings approached $2 billion.getty It won’t happen every year. It may not happen again for some time. But a confluence of factors created a record feeding frenzy in Major League Baseball during the 2022 Winter Meetings that saw player contract agreements approach $2 billion. Yes, you read that right. From Monday to Thursday of this week, agreements or outright signings by 23 players with half of the league’s 30 clubs totaled $1,770,316,666. Within this eye-popping number were three contracts that were in nine figures (Aaron Judge at $360 million, Xander Bogaerts at $275 million, and Trea Turner at $300 million) with two of these 11 years in duration. According to Jayson Stark of The Athletic, in the first 46 years of MLB free ...