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17. PRINCE FIELDER $23 million

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After becoming a free agent following the 2011 season, the first baseman signed a nine-year, $214 million contract with Detroit, the largest in team history, then helped lead his new team to the World Series. His incentive-laden contract includes a $100,000 bonus if he's an All-Star game starter and $50,000 if he's a reserve. We'll soon find out.