Prince Fielder Signing Would Be Ninth Longest Contract In Baseball History

Remember how adorable it seemed when Scott Boras overplayed his hand? When it looked like Prince Fielder just might settle for a one-year deal, then head out onto the market and try again, that plucky soul? Turns out that, yes, Scott Boras is amazing. An injury to Victor Martinez turned into Prince Fielder for a decade.

Well, less than a decade. Nine years, to be precise. What that calls for is a list of players who have signed for eight years or more, with the help of Fox Sports:

1. Todd Helton (11 years, $151.5 million, Rockies)
2. Albert Pujols (10 years, $254 million, Angels)
3. Alex Rodriguez (10 years, $242 million Rangers, and then again for $275+ million with the Yankees)
4. Derek Jeter (10 years, $189 million, Yankees)
5. Troy Tulowitzki (10 years, $157.75 million, Rockies)
6. Ryan Braun (10 years, $145.5 million, Brewers)
7. Dave Winfield (10 years $23 million, Yankees)
8. Wayne Garland (10 years, $2.3 million, Indians)
9. Ken Griffey, Jr. (9 years, $116.5 million, Reds)
10. Joe Mauer (8 years, $184 million, Twins)
11. Mark Teixeira (8 years, $180 million, Yankees)
12. Adrian Gonzalez (8 years, $160.3 million, Red Sox)
13. Manny Ramirez (8 years, $160 million, Red Sox)
14. Matt Kemp (8 years, $160 million, Dodgers)
15. Miguel Cabrera (8 years, $152.3 million, Tigers)
16. Alfonso Soriano (8 years, $136 million, Cubs)
17. Mike Hampton (8 years, $121 million, Rockies)
18. Scott Rolen (8 years, $90 million, Cardinals)

Just one more eight-year deal to go, Tigers, and you can catch those wacky Rockies! The Prince Fielder deal is stunning -- absolutely stunning. And when you think of the contracts up there that actually looked good after the fifth or sixth year, it's even more stunning.

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