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In the last two months, the Mets, Rangers, Indians, Reds, Giants and Nationals locked up Jon Niese, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Santana, Brandon Phillips, Madison Bumgarner and Ryan Zimmerman, respectively. Niese was given a five-year deal with two club options that is guaranteed for $25.5 million, and could be worth as much as $46 million. Kinsler just inked a five-year, $75 million contract extension. Nationals franchise player Ryan Zimmerman will earn $100 million for the next six years of service. Carlos Santana’s deal is for five years and $21 million, and it comes on the heels of a three-year deal the Tribe gave to All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Brandon Phillips will earn $72.5 million over the next six years. Bumgarner’s deal is for five years and the value is dependent on his status as a Super-Two, the top 22 percent in service time among players with two-plus years. If Bumgarner is a Super-Two, his contract will value $40 million, but in the more likely event he isn’t, he’ll...
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