Over the past couple of years, bidding wars have forced general managers into overpaying for some of the league’s top talent. As a result, we have seen many bad contracts handed out to undeserving players.
Whether it’s miscalculating a player’s value, overlooking a pre-existing injury or not realizing the true market value for the player, teams often tend to spend more than they need to. Whether it be a one-year deal or a ten-year deal, overpaying is overpaying.
Often times, it’s tough to judge whether a player has lived up to the contract that he was given before the contract expires, but we will try to do that right here.
Here are the 20 worst contracts currently in Major League Baseball.
For those excluded from this list, please put the player who you feel has a bad contract in the comment’s section below.
*All contract information and figures were retrieved from Cot’s Baseball Contracts.*