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B.J. Ryan, a hard-throwing lefty closer whom the Yankees and Mets inquired about early on in free agency, signed a five-year, $47 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays last night, the Daily News has learned.

Ryan, 29, had 36 saves in 41 attempts for the Orioles last season and had been pursued by the Indians, Tigers and Red Sox. The Mets and the Phillies viewed him as a fallback in case they could not sign Billy Wagner and the Yankees hoped they could convince him to set up for Mariano Rivera.

The $47 million is the most total money ever paid to a relief pitcher. [daily news]


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  • 9M+ a year for a set up guy?

    Brian Cashman must be crazy!!!!1one

    By Blogger Mr. Faded Glory, at 8:27 AM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • I just realized that means he's better paid than Mariano Rivera, the best closer of our generation. And that's just crazy.

    By Blogger Karen, at 9:13 AM   <$BlogItemControl$>
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