Worst Contracts in MLB

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Every general manager has the same fear; overpaying the wrong players. One bad move can cripple a franchise.

By Zach Smith

Giancarlo Stanton, NYY Contract: 13 yr/$325 mil

This list wouldn’t be complete without Stanton. He’s a great hitter, but he’s injury prone: he’s played in just about 62% of games in four years with the Yanks.

5: Jason Heyward, CHC Contract: 8 yr/$184 mil

Heyward still has $44 million left on his contract over the next two years. He’s always had the glove, but he’s never had a solid bat with the Cubs..

4: Robinson Cano, NYM Contract: 10 yr/$240 mil

The Mets owe Cano $40.5 million over the next two years, and even the Mariners still owe him money. Hopefully having a DH in the NL will help him out.

3: Miguel Cabrera, DET Contract: 8 yr/$240 mil

When Miggy signed his deal before the 2016 season, he was one of the best in the game. He declined in 2017 and hasn’t turned it around since.

This was a bad deal from day one, and in 2021, he had the second-highest ground ball rate in the game (55.5%). Hosmer is still owed $59 million.

1: The Washington Nationals

Washington owes Patrick Corbin and Steven Strasburg a combined $257 million ($175 million to Strasburg, $82 million to Corbin). These deals could hurt the Nats for a while.