Baseball teams have a habit of handing out bad contracts. In light of the sports most recent performance-enhancing drugs scandal, some contracts now look worse than before.
Last week The Miami New Times released a damning report linking several other baseball players including Yankees third baseman Alex Rodrigez and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, along with athletes from other sports, to records recovered from Miami anti-aging clinic Biogenesis and the clinic’s chief Anthony Bosch.
Baseball teams handing out bad contracts or overpaying players is not a new phenomenon, regardless of off-the-field distractions, but the latest PED scandal puts a new spin on things.
Here is a rankings of the most onerous contracts in the MLB in the wake of the latest PED revelations. Some are just plain awful contracts, whereas others are suddenly bad because the player is associated with Bosch and Biogenesis.
All contract information gathered from Baseball Reference.
All statistical information gathered from ESPN.