The Worst Contracts in Baseball

Bad contracts can affect a team in many ways. If a struggling player is guaranteed half of your payroll for the next four years, it can affect your spending habits and make your team weaker because of the money issue. Just for one year, the contract of a retired or injured player can inflate the payroll of a team, wounding them from going out and spending that extra money on top-notch replacements. A bad contract will be torched by the media, making the GM or owner an incompetent idiot for even considering signing the player to that deal. A contract that, at the beginning, looked promising, six months later could look like an all-time bust. The point I

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