Over the winter, I know that general managers were agonizing over one important decision: Do we bring him back, or do we let him go?
When contracts run out, teams have to decide which players they will bring back. A few good years doesn’t necessarily guarantee a few more years of success, but if that player has some more time left, it is naturally a good idea to bring him back.
For the purposes of this article, let’s focus on the first problem. What players have taken a step back this season? Again, just because you were a major star in the past does not necessarily guarantee continued success.
Any statistics used are from Baseball-Reference.com.