Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/9/12
When Yadier Molina signed his 75 million extension, one rival agent called it a market correction, saying that too sizable a gap existed between the two largest contracts for catchers, Joe Mauer at 184 million and Victor Martinez at 50 million. Well, an even bigger market correction looms for right-handed starting pitchers, and the San Francisco Giants Matt Cain could be the one who breaks new ground. The largest contract ever signed by a right-handed starter was the seven-year, 105 million free-agent deal that Kevin Brown landed with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 1998 season. The second largest was the five-year, 91 million extension that Carlos Zambrano signed with the Chicago Cubs in August 2007. Does anyone seriously believe that Brown and Zambrano still deserve to rank 1-2 in total value, especially when baseball is generating far greater revenue than it did in 07 and especially 98? Cain, 27, deserves to be among the games highest-paid pitchers. The possibility of him ...
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