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Richie Sexson’s four-year, $50 million contract is the largest in Mariners history, both in total money committed and average salary. Sexson will receive a $6 million signing bonus, $4.5 million in 2005, $11.5 million in 2006 and $14 million in both 2007 and 2008. Top five highest-paid 2005 Mariners, in terms of average salary:

Richie Sexson, 1B

Average: $12.5M
Total: 4 years, $50M (2005-08)

Ichiro, RF

Average: $11M
Total: 4 years, $44M (2004-07)

Bret Boone, 2B

Average: $8.312M
Total: 4 years, $33.25M (2002-05)

Jamie Moyer, SP

Average: $7.167M
Total: 3 years, $21.5M (2003-05)

Eddie Guardado, RP

Average: $5.417M
Total: 3 years, $16.25M (2004-06)