$65.0 Million contract in 2011 ($78.0 million potential value) — At the time he signed the contract, Jose was just two years removed from the minor leagues.
$33.0 Million contract in 2002 — Greater than Mariano Rivera’s contract
$50.0 Million contract in 2006 — Largest potential contract for a reliever
$57.0 Million contract in 2008 — Largest potential contract for a reliever
Negotiated a 5 year, $42.0 Million contract in 2009 with the Anaheim Angels
March 2014, negotiated an 8 year deal with a potential value of $42.0 million. The largest in baseball history for a catcher in pre-arbitration years.
Negotiated a 5 year $25 million guaranteed contract with the St Louis Cardinals in 1995 – the single largest free agent deal that year.