Baseball

Party Like It's 2016

Lots more to come on the Josh Hamilton deal but, in the meantime, here's a quick thought: Most people understand that in baseball, players generally begin to decline at some point in their 30s. People differ on the year most players decline -- is it 32? 31? 34? 30? -- but the general point remains.

Here are a few fun salary numbers for the lucky 30-somethings in the year 2016:

-- 32-year-old Zack Greinke: $26 million

-- 36-year-old Ryan Howard: $25 million

-- 36-year-old Albert Pujols: $25 million

-- 35-year-old Josh Hamilton: $25 million

-- 35-year-old CC Sabathia: $25 million

-- 32-year-old Prince Fielder: $24 million

-- 33-year-old Joe Mauer: $23 million

-- 36-year-old Mark Teixeira: $22.5 million

-- 32-year-old Cole Hamels: $22.5 million

-- 33-year-old Jose Reyes: $22 million

-- 31-year-old Matt Kemp: $21.5 million

-- 37-year-old Jayson Werth: $21 million

-- 34-year-old Carl Crawford: $20.75 million

-- 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez: $20 million

-- 34-year-old Adrian Gonzalez: $20 million

-- 33-year-old David Wright: $20 million

-- 32-year-old Joey Votto: $20 million

-- 31-year-old Troy Tulowitzki: $20 million

-- 31-year-old Matt Cain: $20 million

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