Monday, December 11, 2017
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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.

PlayerContractAnnual avg.
Evan Longoria Rays/2012 6 years, $100M$16.6M
Carl Nicks Bucs/20124 years, $47.5M$11.875M
Vincent Jackson Bucs/20125 years, $55.5M$11M
Scott Kazmir Rays/20084 years, $39.5M$9.875M
PlayerContractAnnual avg.
Carlos Pena Rays/20083 years, $24.1M$8.03M
Donald Penn Bucs/2010 6 years, $48M$8M
Pat Burrell Rays/20092 years, $16M$8M
Vinny Lecavalier Lightning/200811 years, $85M$7.72M

*NFL contracts are not guaranteed

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