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Earn What You Get: Why I'm Glad (Insert Giants Pitcher) Is Getting Paid
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Tim Lincecum ($18M)

The San Francisco Giants pitching staff is widely regarded as one of the best in baseball. At the same time, the San Francisco Giants pitching staff is not the highest-paid pitching staffs in baseball. For now.

Take a look at these numbers from 2011 (numbers c/o Cot's Baseball Contracts):

1) Philadelphia Phillies

Halladay ($20 million) + Lee ($11 million) + Hamels ($9.5 million) + Oswalt ($16 million) + Blanton ($8.5 million) + Kendrick ($2.45 million) = ~$58 million

2) Boston Red Sox

Beckett ($15.75 million) + Lackey ($15.25 million) + Matsuzaka ($10 million) + Lester ($5.75 million) + Buchholz ($0.555 million) + Wakefield ($2 million) = ~$50 million

3) New York Yankees

Sabathia ($23 million) + Burnett ($16.5 million) + Hughes ($2.7 million) + Garcia ($1.5 million) + Nova ($0.433 million) + Colon ($0.9 million) = ~ $45.1 million

4) San Francisco Giants

Lincecum ($13 million) + Cain ($7 million) + Bumgarner ($0.45 million) + Vogelsong ($0) + Zito ($18.5 million) + Sanchez ($4.8 million) = ~ $45 million

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