13. Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball:
Votto re-signed with the Reds for 10 years and $225,000,000 in April 2012. The deal also included the last two years on his prior contract, making his new contract 12 years and $251.5 million. It was the longest contract in MLB at the time. It paid him $22,500,000 a season and $138,888.89 a game.
Votto has played his entire career with the Reds since 2007. He has hit .309 with 1,797 hits, 277 home runs, and 917 RBI. While he plays in a smaller market of Cincinnati, he’s the face of the franchise. He’s also been as consistent as they come. This was a good signing.