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Sizing up Evan Longoria's $100M extension with the Tampa Bay Rays

Sizing it up Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer

Evan Longoria's six-year, $100 million extension announced Monday isn't the longest contract in the history of Tampa Bay professional sports teams; Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier (11 years, $85 million) has him beat. But Longoria's deal is by far the richest multiyear deal, both in total amount, and annual average.

Player Contract Annual avg.
Evan Longoria Rays/2012 6 years, $100M $16.6M
Carl Nicks Bucs/2012 4 years, $47.5M $11.875M
Vincent Jackson Bucs/2012 5 years, $55.5M $11M
Scott Kazmir Rays/2008 4 years, $39.5M $9.875M
Player Contract Annual avg.
Carlos Pena Rays/2008 3 years, $24.1M $8.03M
Donald Penn Bucs/2010 6 years, $48M $8M
Pat Burrell Rays/2009 2 years, $16M $8M
Vinny Lecavalier Lightning/2008 11 years, $85M $7.72M

*NFL contracts are not guaranteed

Not the first time

Longoria is one of several players the Rays have locked up to long-term deals in recent years

(*Contract terms are in maximum, not guaranteed money)

2008 - RHP James Shields 7 years, $38 million

2008 - 3B Evan Longoria 9 years, $44.5 million

2008 - 1B Carlos Pena 3-years, $24.1 million

2008 - LHP Scott Kazmir 4-years, $39.5 million

2010 - UTL Ben Zobrist 6-years, $30 million

2011 - RHP Wade Davis 7-years, 35.1 million

2011 - LHP Matt Moore, 8-years, $40 million

2012 - Longoria, 6-years, $100 million

Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer

Sizing up Evan Longoria's $100M extension with the Tampa Bay Rays 11/27/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:47am]

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