7 a.m. Stumper 6-19-14
Today marks the anniversary of the start of a big change in Major League Baseball. On this date in 1972, the Supreme Court ruled against Curt Flood. He had been trying to get rid of the reserve clause and become the first MLB player to become a free agent. While his bid failed, it marked the start of the move to a free agency system. It's a system that's made a lot of money for players.
How many Major League Baseball players have signed at least one contract with a total worth of more than $200 million?
The answer is 7.
Baseballprospectus.com says the list of players who signed contracts worth more than $200 million includes names like Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Joey Votto. A-Rod actually holds the top two spots on the contract list with contracts that combine to be worth more than a half a billion dollars. Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Clayton Kershaw and Prince Fielder round out the seven.