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Year-by-year breakdown of C.J. Wilson’s $77.5 million deal

C.J. Wilson

Pitcher C.J. Wilson jokes around while giving a television interview at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Wilson has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Here are the specifics of C.J. Wilson’s five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels:

Signing bonus: $2.5 million

2012: $10 million

2013: $11 million

2014: $16 million

2015: $18 million

2016: $20 million

That’s pretty heavily backloaded, although certainly not as much as, say, Jose Reyes’ deal with the Marlins.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register points out that during the final three seasons of Wilson’s contract he’ll be earning the exact same salaries ($16 million, $18 million, $20 million) as Jered Weaver. Wilson’s overall contract is worth $7.5 million less than Weaver’s five-year, $85 million deal.