Nobody has signed a deal this winter with as much deferred money as Max Scherzer got last offseason when he put off half of his $210 million from the Nationals until later. This hot stove season’s prince of never being a pauper is Zack Greinke, with $62.5 million deferred on his $206 million deal with the Diamondbacks.
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Manny Ramirez, Red Sox
When he signed an eight-year, $160 million deal with the Red Sox before the 2001 season, Ramirez got himself taken care of well beyond the end of the deal, deferring $31 million of the package. In 2016, the Red Sox owe Ramirez a payment of $1,993,409. His take will exceed $2 million next year, and keep going up by a few thousand each year until 2026.