With the MLB offseason and free agency period upon us, many teams will be aggressive in attempts to acquire a player that they so covet. However, they must remain cautious of not grossly overpaying at the same time.
As much as teams will try, it happens every year. With the way that contracts for the league's best players have consistently escalated and topped each other over time, the money spent is sometimes unavoidable.
Sometimes the bidding ends up worth the money, but there are always those cases where after a few years of a new contract, a team is stuck paying an under-performing player a lot of money for a lengthy period of time.
All too often, we are wondering how teams could have possibly got themselves locked into deals that they do.
Here are the worst contracts in MLB.