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Worst Contracts in MLB History
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Owners around baseball continue to sign off on lucrative, multi-year deals for players for what amounts to a really expensive game of chicken.

At one end of the street sits the owner in his half-a-million dollar Rolls Royce Phantom, with a newly-signed acquisition in the passenger seat.

At the other end of the street, in a rusty, beat-up, lime green Ford Pinto, sits Father Time, with Lady Luck riding shotgun and the injury bug squished between the seats and the hatch.

More often than not, one car swerves just in time, avoiding a major catastrophe.

But every once in a while, both sides get cocky—and the carnage that ensues is difficult to watch.

These are some of the results of those wrecks. Be warned—what follows is not for the faint of heart.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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