Derek Jeter and MLB's 20 Most Overpaid Players

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Derek Jeter and MLB's 20 Most Overpaid Players
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In 1992, the highest paid player in baseball was Bobby Bonilla at $6.1 million for the New York Mets. In 2012, the Yankees' average salary is higher than what Bonilla earned twenty years ago, sitting at $6,186,321.

In 2002, Alex Rodriguez was the highest paid player in baseball, earning $22 million for the Texas Rangers.  Now, Alex Rodriguez makes $30 million in the 2012 season alone, while the A’s and Padres' entire payrolls hover around $55 million each for the lowest in baseball.

Baseball has seen a dramatic increase in revenue due to television contracts, merchandising and tax-payer funded palaces where baseball is played. With that being said, there are some ridiculously overpaid players out there in Major League Baseball.

Here, you'll find 20 of the most overpaid "superstars" in the league.

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