One of America’s best loved sports is baseball. It therefore comes as no surprise that many of the top baseball players are earning a few million dollars every year for playing the game that they love.
Being the best is not easy but it is often the key to getting a bigger paycheck. So without further ado, here are the top 10 highest paid baseball players for 2010:
10 – Carlos Zambrano [$18,875,000] Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs is one of the top paid Cubs in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, Zambrano has not been performing all too well for the past few seasons.
9 – Ryan Howard, Carlos Lee and Alfonso Soriano [$19,000,000] Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies, Carlos Lee of the Houston Astros, and Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs tie at ninth place for the highest pay in the entire Major Leagues. Howard is known for constantly rising to the top, while Soriano is known for his gradual decline in performance. Lee, on the other hand, has also been having a hard time as of late.
6 – Miguel Cabrera [$20,000,000] Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is known for his great batting average and slugging percentage, which ranks 10th among the current active players of the season.
5 – Johan Santana [$20,144,707] Johan Santana of the New York Mets is ranked as the second highest paid pitcher in the Major Leagues. Although troubled by injury in 2009, Santana has recovered well and has been performing well as of late.
4– Mark Teixeira [$20,625,000] Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees is one of the four highest paid Yankees on the list. Although his debut in the team was fantastic, he is currently suffering from a bit of a performance slump.
3 – Derek Jeter [$22,600,000] Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees is the second of the highest paid Yankees, and is known for being the team’s top player.
2 – CC Sabathia [$24,285,714] CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees is the highest paid pitcher in the Major Leagues, as well as in the history of the sport.
1 – Alex Rodriguez [$33,000,000] Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees is the highest paid player in all of the Major Leagues, and has been known to be one of the integral players who are responsible for the much coveted World Series title that the Yankees have been yearning to achieve for around nine years.