Rank 'Em: Worth $125 Million

Created: April 26, 2010, 8:58 PM

Where does Ryan Howard rank?

Which franchise player would you most want signed through the 2016 season?

Ryan Howard's five-year extension worth $125 million makes him the second-highest paid position player in baseball behind only Alex Rodriguez. But Howard will also be 36 in the final season of the extension, an age at which some burly sluggers in the past have already slipped into mediocrity.

So if you have $125 million to spend and every player in baseball to choose from, which stars would you most want to sign through the 2016 season? Consider 20 candidates below, listed with their current age and their age on Opening Day in 2016, and rank the field.


 
 
  • Current age: 26
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 27
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 25
    2016 Opening Day age: 31
  • Current age: 27
    2016 Opening Day age: 33
  • Current age: 26
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 32
    2016 Opening Day age: 38
  • Current age: 24
    2016 Opening Day age: 30 (April 8)
  • Current age: 20
    2016 Opening Day age: 26
  • Current age: 30
    2016 Opening Day age: 36
  • Current age: 25
    2016 Opening Day age: 31
  • Current age: 24
    2016 Opening Day age: 30
  • Current age: 27
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 26
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 30
    2016 Opening Day age: 36
  • Current age: 26
    2016 Opening Day age: 32
  • Current age: 34
    2016 Opening Day age: 40
  • Current age: 29
    2016 Opening Day age: 35
  • Current age: 27
    2016 Opening Day age: 27
  • Current age: 22
    2016 Opening Day age: 28
  • Current age: 31
    2016 Opening Day age: 37