Baseball's $100 Million Men

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Matt Holliday
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Matt Holliday

7 years, $120 million

Matt Holliday joined baseball's $100 million club on Jan. 5, 2010, when he re-signed with the Cardinals. St. Louis rewarded Holliday with a contract that will pay him more than $17 million on average for each of the seven seasons and a full no-trade clause. Holliday batted .353 with 13 home runs and 55 RBIs in 63 games with the Cardinals after being acquired in a July '09 trade from the Oakland Athletics. He helped stabilize their batting order by providing a consistent power threat in the cleanup spot behind NL MVP Albert Pujols. When they added Holliday on July 24, the Cardinals led the NL Central by just 1 1/2 games, but by the end of August their lead had swelled to 10 games and they cruised to the division title.


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