I just decided to look at some of the details of the Marlins $191M spending spree this past winter - for Reyes, Bell and Buehrle.
Out of the $191M committed, $7M is in bonuses that are being deferred without interest, and the 2012 salaries represent only $22M of that.
Reyes - 6 yrs, $106M, $10M in 2012
Buehrle - 4 yrs, $58M, $4M deferred bonus, $6M in 2012
Bell- 3 yrs, $27M, $3M deferred bonus, $6M in 2012