What were the worst MLB contracts ever?MLB teams were astonishingly withholding in 2018, spending so little that the MLBPA filed a grievance against four teams – the Marlins, Athletics, Pirates, and Rays – claiming the franchises weren't spending their revenue-sharing money appropriately. On 65 multi-year deals, MLB teams paid out $1.98 billion this winter. That's down $1 billion from 57 such deals a season ago, according to USA Today. The big-money Dodgers spent just $4 million. The New York freakin' Yankees gave just $14 million to free agents, though they did land expensive outfielder Giancarlo Stanton via trade. Why the sudden frugality? Look no further than the 20 worst MLB contracts of all time, in no particular order.
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