7 'Problem Child' MLB Players Who Will Struggle to Find New Homes This Winter

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7 'Problem Child' MLB Players Who Will Struggle to Find New Homes This Winter
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In professional sports, there is nothing worse than a player who becomes more of a burden on his team and less of a blessing. This type of player isn't very common in baseball, but when it pops up, it's usually pretty bad. 

These players may not intentionally cause hardship on their teams, but the mark they leave is one that takes a lot of stain remover.

This player could be a problem because of their attitude, work ethic or, as is the case most of the time in MLB, more time spent on the disabled list than on the field. In other cases, players achieve this "problem child" status by drawing some bad attention towards their team. 

As we can all imagine, outfielder Melky Cabrera's (pictured) 50-game PED suspension didn't do the San Francisco Giants any favors.

Seeing as how baseball season is slowly coming to a close and free-agency speculation is about to begin, there are some players who could be in for a rude awakening once it comes time to renegotiate their next contract this winter. 

Because of their checkered pasts, finding a new deal could be easier said than done.

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