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Haves and have-nots: Revisiting some of baseball's biggest contracts

Yardbarker Logo By Matt Whitener of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 35: On the heels of an 18-win season in San Diego and making a third consecutive All-Star team, the Los Angeles Dodgers inked Brown to an astonishing seven-year, $105 million deal. It made Brown baseball’s first $100 million man and sent shock waves through the industry. Entering his age 34 season at the time, Brown’s tenure in L.A. fell short regarding on-field success, as he averaged fewer than 10 wins per season as a Dodger. But it did re-establish the standard when it came to what a blockbuster free-agent contract is.

1999: Kevin Brown, Dodgers

On the heels of an 18-win season in San Diego and making a third consecutive All-Star team, the Los Angeles Dodgers inked Brown to an astonishing seven-year, $105 million deal. It made Brown baseball’s first $100 million man and sent shock waves through the industry. Entering his age 34 season at the time, Brown’s tenure in L.A. fell short regarding on-field success, as he averaged fewer than 10 wins per season as a Dodger. But it did re-establish the standard when it came to what a blockbuster free-agent contract is.

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