C.J. Wilson's 5-year deal backloaded

December, 8, 2011
12/08/11
5:05
PM CT
DALLAS -- As expected, with the Angels getting some money off the books after the 2012 season, C.J. Wilson's 5-year, $77.5 million deal is backloaded to help the payroll. A look at the numbers:

2012: $10 million, plus a $2.5 million signing bonus
2013: $11 million
2014: $16 million
2015: $18 million
2016: $20 million

The final three years of the deal are the same as Jered Weaver's, meaning the Angels are going to be paying two of their pitchers a lot of money near the end of deals. Wilson will be 35 when he's making $20 million in 2016.

Also, Wilson has a full no-trade the first two years of the deal and then has 8 teams he can list as no-trades in each of the last three years.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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OTHER LEADERS
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