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The Thursday Thinker: Highest paid relievers

Can you name the guys who out earn or out earned Zach Duke?

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Earlier this week we learned that the White Sox have signed 2014 Brewers reliever Zach Duke to a three-year, $15 million contract. That's a fair amount of money to commit to a reliever, much less one who's been a full-time member of an MLB bullpen for just one full season.

Duke's contract is significant, but falls just short of qualifying for this quiz: There have been 47 contracts with an average annual value of $6 million or more given to relief pitchers in MLB history. How many of the pitchers can you name in ten minutes?

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Please post your score in the comments below, but also remember that comments on this post may contain spoilers. If you get all 47 answers correct, post your time along with your score in the comments.

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You can also check out the Thinker archives from last winter.

Good luck, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!