With how free agent contracts have been handled this offseason, some speculate that two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani could be the first to get a $500 million deal.
LOS ANGELES — In late 1980, free-agent slugger Dave Winfield signed a 10-year deal with the New York Yankees worth a whopping $23 million. At the time, it was the richest contract in professional sports history, but now, it seems like pocket change compared to the enormous free-agent contracts we see for even non-superstar Major League Baseball players.
In fact, MLB contracts have ballooned so much in the past forty-plus years—and particularly during this current offseason—that we’re now discussing
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