The Red Sox have signed both valuable free agents and regrettable free agents in the last ten years. Unfortunately for the general managers, their worst additions get more scrutinized that their popular signings.
Last week, B/R posted the “10 Worst Contracts in Boston Red Sox History.” Below is the starting lineup of the worst Red Sox signings over the last 10 years, with a player at every fielding position, a complete starting rotation, two relief pitchers and a manager.
The whole roster is worth more than half a billion dollars and estimated to be around $562 million. Carl Crawford's contract alone makes up $142 million of the estimated $562 million invested in these free-agent busts.
Some of these names will make Red Sox fans cringe, but only one player on the list is still with the team. However, he happens to currently be the team’s highest paid player per year.
Boston GM Ben Cherington plans to utilize the team’s “large payroll” for 2013. Hopefully, no new players will be added to this list in the near future thereby.