25 Biggest Franchise-Killing Contracts in MLB History

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25 Biggest Franchise-Killing Contracts in MLB History
Alex Rodriguez

The one thing every general manager tries to avoid is making a deal that kills the franchise.

Every front office will make some great free agent signings, in addition to some poor decisions, but the ones who succeed and stay around the game are the people who avoid the huge mistake. 

All of the players on this list were good at some point in there careers, even Hall of Famers, but many of these contracts were given to players past their prime, and ended up hurting the franchise way more than it helped them. 

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