30 biggest free agent contracts in New York Yankees history

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24. Carlos Beltrán, 2013: Three Years, $45 Million

Wow. Truly sucks to see this here!

Beltrán's Yankees tenure was deeply strange. After regressing between 2013 and 2014 (who didn't?) and watching his OPS+ drop from 127 with the Cardinals to 98 with the Yankees, he picked it up and posted OPS+ marks of 119 and 122 the next two seasons, making the 2016 All-Star team.

After the season, he headed to the Astros, where he went on to implement the most comprehensive sign-stealing operation in MLB history after reportedly assuring Houston's front office that they were "behind" the Yankees in that department.

Beltrán also eventually went on to be the highest-paid YES Network announcer on this list.

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