10 Highest-Paid New York Athletes

Gerrit Cole Joins The List

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December 11, 2019 - 9:38 am
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Gerrit Cole may be the richest pitcher in baseball history, but he's not the richest athlete in New York sports.

Here is a look at the top 10 highest-paid NYC-area athletes today based on the average annual salary of their current contracts.

1. Kevin Durant, Nets, $41.1 million
A sign-and-trade between the Nets and Golden State Warriors in July sent Durant to Brooklyn on a four-year, $164.3 million contract.

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2. Gerrit Cole, Yankees, $36 million
Cole agreed to a nine-year, $324 million contract Tuesday night with the Yankees.

The Astros' Gerrit Cole pitches against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 29, 2019, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
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2. Kyrie Irving, Nets, $34.1 million
Signed a four-year, $136 million contract in July.

Nets guard Kyrie Irving in action against the Nuggets on Nov. 14, 2019, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
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4 (tie). Jacob deGrom, Mets, $27.5 million
Signed a five-year $137.5 million contract in March.

Jacob deGrom
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4 (tie). Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, $27.5 million
Signed four-year, $110 million contract in November 2016.

Yoenis Cespedes
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6. Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees, $25 million
Signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins in November 2014. Was traded to the Yankees in December 2017.

Giancarlo Stanton hits a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning on Aug. 7, 2018, at Guaranteed Rate Field, in Chicago.
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7. Robinson Cano, $24 million
Signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013. Was traded to the Mets in December 2018.

Robinson Cano
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8. Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees, $22.1 million
Signed a seven-year, $155 million contract in January 2014.

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka
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9. Eli Manning, Giants, $21 million
Signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension in September 2015 that runs through this season.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning
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10. Julius Randle, Knicks, $20.7 million
Signed a three-year contract for $62.1 million in July.

Julius Randle
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Source: Spotrac.com

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