I’m not a big fan of hockey anymore. Between moving the North Carolina and the strike, my interest in the Blackhawks has quickly faded. However, I did happen to notice this story the other day.

The Islanders and goalie Rick DiPietro agreed to a 15-year, $67.5 million contract, believed to be the second-longest in North American sports

Obviously, I know this is a baseball site. So, my question to you the reader is this.

If you were going to sign a current player in the major league’s to a 15 year deal at their current age, who would it be and why? Perhaps you’re of the school, like I am, that no player is worth a contract this long. I’m interested in who people see as valuable in baseball these days. Also, include the maximum dollar amount you would pay per year.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail