Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 salary: $25 Million
Cliff Lee won the 2008 American League Cy Young Award while he was a member of the Cleveland Indians. He is currently with the Philadelphia Phillies for a second stint after being traded there initially in 2009, where he pitched a complete game against the New York Yankees in the World Series.
He signed a free agent contract with the Phillies for $120 Million for 5 years after turning down the Yankeesâ€™ seven-year offer for $148 million. You wonder if the Phillies now regret that deal after his performance last season.