Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tampa Bay gives Parent record deal

Homerun king signs 5-year $100 million deal

After days of heavy bidding and much speculation, Camp's all-time homerun king will remain in Tampa Bay. All it took to keep him there was a record breaking contract.

Parent has inked a 5-year $100 million deal with the Boozers that includes a no-trade clause. The contract is by far the largest ever given to a player in the history of Camp. Parent, who has 650 career homeruns, has spent all 9.5 of his ML seasons in Tampa Bay.

Last season Parent hit .289 with 64 homeruns and 163 RBI with a 1.001 OPS. It marked the fifth time in the past six seasons that the 5-time All-Star and 3-time MVP had hit more than 60 homeruns in a season.

Otis Parent
Tampa Bay
Age: 30B/T: L/L
Born: Hammond, IN
Position(s): 1B
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