Which Baseball Players are the Highest Paid for 2014?April 19, 2014
Baseball has started again and it’s time to look at the top paid players in the game. Whether they are worth the cash or not, here are the highest paid baseball players for 2014.
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees – $23.4 million
Even though CC Sabathia won an AL Cy Young Award, he’s getting up there a bit in age. However, he’s one of the highest paid pitchers in the game and tied with Tim Hudson from the San Francisco Giants for the most career starts among active pitchers.
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – $24 million
After signing a $248 million contract extension with the Tigers, Cabrera became one of the highest paid players in the game. He is signed through the 2023 season and will make the move from 3rd base to 1st base this year.
Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers – $24.4 million
In a deal moving Fielder from Detroit to Texas, the Rangers committed $24.4 million to the power hitter for 2014. The Rangers are well-known for overpaying for players and this may be another one of those moves. However, only time will tell.
Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels – $24.8 million
After a disappointing 2013 season many fans question whether Pujols is still worth the big payday. He hasn’t done much since moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles, but he may have something left in the tank for 2014.
Ryan Howard – Philadelphia Phillies – $25.7 million
The highest paid player for 2014, Howard will pocket more than $25 million. He plays first base and has been one of the cornerstones of the Phillies ever since his debut.
These baseball players are all getting paid handsomely. However, the debate remains about whether they are getting paid for what they did or what they can still do, for their teams.