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Well if it isn't our good friend, Jayson Werth.
Werth was at rock-bottom when he signed with the Phillies before the 2007 season on a one-year, $850,000 deal. He was used primarily as a bench outfielder, but in 2008 he re-signed with the team and platooned right field with Geoff Jenkins. However, due to an injury to Shane Victorino, Werth took over center for the interim, and performed with excellence, hitting .298 in 94 games and helping lead the team to the 2008 World Series.
Following a two-year, $10 million extension with the Phillies, Werth took over duties as the Phillies' starting right fielder. In 2009, he posted a 20-20 season, his second in a row, and hit .268 with an .879 OPS. 2010, on the other hand, was a significant improvement—Werth hit .296 with 27 home runs, a .921 OPS, and led the NL in doubles, with 46. He also hit in 85 runs, down from 2009 when he drove in 99, but still a decent number.
Then came free agency. The Phillies offered Werth arbitration, but he refused, feeling that the Phillies' offer wasn't substantial enough (they supposedly offered him a four-year, $48 million contract). After rejecting the Phillies, Werth moved on, and with the help of his new agent Scott Boras, Werth signed a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals to start off the Winter Meetings. But with the Phillies' right fielder gone, they took advantage of the contract room they had and signed the prize of the free agent market, Cliff Lee, to a five-year, $120 million deal.
Werth was later interviewed about the situation and was upset that the Phillies wouldn't give Cliff Lee money to him. Later confronted by the media on a separate issue, Werth, along with Nats GM Mike Rizzo, commented that he "hated the Phillies."
In 2011, the first year in both Lee and Werth's deals, Lee went 17-8 with a 2.40 ERA and 238 strikeouts to place third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Werth, on the other hand, hit just .232 with 20 home runs, 58 RBI, and posted an OPS of .718.
Would you take Lee or Werth at age 32? I think we know the answer, and he sure isn't Werth his contract.