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The MLB has had its share of terrible contracts and deals made to players that quickly flared out.
The outfield positions are a true testament to this reality. Three outfielders that made an appearance in the top 50 may cause a few heads to be scratched, wondering how they could be paid so much.
Vernon Wells, now with the New York Yankees, finds himself at No. 32 on the list thanks to a a huge contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He was given the contract before the 2011 season, only to become a huge disappointment after heading out west.
After two lackluster seasons where he battled through slumps and injuries, he landed in one of the only places that could handle his contract: New York.
In the past year, Wells reportedly earned $21.6M between salary and endorsements. This is an absurd number for someone who is hitting above a .273 (currently at .287) for the first time since 2008. He also has not produced more than 88 RBI in a single season since 2007.
Another vast underperformer over the past few years is Carl Crawford, who was given up on in Boston after two nightmarish seasons.
Crawford was said to have made $20,075,000 (42nd on Fortunate 50) during the course of a year, a drastic amount considering his last two seasons in the league.
During that time, Crawford managed only 23 stolen bases in 161 games (his bread-and-butter stat) and lacked his normally strong defensive presence.
Soriano had an even worse fall from grace, yet he ends the list at No.50.
The former perennial All-Star turned into what has become a consistently inconsistent player in all facets of the game.
Soriano revamped his offense in 2012, but it still is not enough to atone for how overpaid he has been during the past several seasons.