6 MLB Players Who Never Lived Up to Their Big Contracts

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6 MLB Players Who Never Lived Up to Their Big Contracts
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You know the old adage, "If you throw enough money at it, it will go away."

That's a philosophy best adopted by a guy like Ben Roethlisberger not your MLB GMs.  But just like Big Ben at a crowded nightclub, mistakes will happen and people will be hurt when huge baseball contracts are involved. 

Mainly, it's the fans of those teams burned by high-priced, low-flying free agents getting hurt.

I momentarily thought about making this an awards slideshow, and calling these the "Werthies" in honor of everyone's favorite Mendoza line-straddling, Cristal-guzzling millionaire in DC, but I'm gonna give Jason Werth another year to crack .250 before declaring him the biggest waste of money since a Milli Vanilli concert ticket.

Instead, this is going to be a list of the six guys who let expectations (or money) get to them.  Six guys who, like an Enron Exec, took the money and ran.

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