Yes, but not as much as you might have thought, according to David Gassko, who claims in his Hardball Times article “Present Value” that Soriano’s deal is worth about 12.5M per year over eight years in present value. Fun stuff: ARod’s deal in 2001 is worth $300 million in 2007, and to receive a present value 10 year contract for $300 million today? $446 million. More fun stuff: Ted William’s famous $98,000 dollar contract in 1955 is worth $14 million in 2007 dollars. For those of you who really want to feel queasy, pay close attention to the numbers on Kevin Brown.