With the additional funds teams received through the new television revenue, general managers have been handing out historical contract after historical contract. And while cases could be made either way for the deals Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury received, some new contracts are indefensible.
Perhaps the worst contract of the offseason goes to Tim Lincecum. The San Francisco Giants ignored the former ace’s past two miserable seasons and still handed him a two-year, $35 million pact.
Read on to see all MLB free agents who have little chance of living up to their huge new contracts.