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MLB Free Agency: Disappointing Players Who Won't Be Cashing in Anymore
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With plenty of hype attached to it, the "contract year" is a crucial one for players throughout sports. How a player performs the year before their contract expires, regardless of their past, can truly make or break their payday.

Outfielder Jayson Werth is a great example. Despite never hitting over .273 in a season where he had over 300 at bats, he managed to hit .296/.388/.532 in 2010, the year his contract was expiring. Combining hitting for average with power, Werth picked a great year to have an All-Star performance, as he was awarded a seven year, $126 million deal.

This list details players who, unlike Werth, had an off-year at the wrong time, and now are unlikely to score the mega-deals that they originally anticipated going into the season.

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