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Contract: $20 million/Five years
Team: New York Yankees
In Japan, Kei Igawa had a career record of 86-60 with a 3.14 ERA, making him one of the most sought-after Japanese players in recent history. The Yankees won the bidding war by putting up over $26 million to begin negotiating a contract with Igawa. In the years since signing his contract, the lefty has gone 2-4 with a 6.66 ERA and has spent far more time in the minor leagues than in Yankee pinstripes. His salary stretched out over major league innings pitched has equated to over $640,000 per inning. What's the Japanese translation for "Don't believe the hype?"