Is Pablo Sandoval the worst MLB free agent signing of all time? | The Tylt
The Boston Red Sox handed Pablo Sandoval a fat five-year, $95 million contract after 2014. Since then he’s only played 161 games for Boston since 2015, and hit for a .237 average, making him one of the worst free agent signings of all time. However, there have been other players who were far less productive after signing huge contracts. What do you think? ⚾
Is Pablo Sandoval the worst MLB free agent signing of all time?
When a team gives a player $19 million, fans usually expect more than 35 games in two seasons. Even when Pablo Sandoval was on the field, he couldn't produce for the team after getting his fat contract. After winning the starting job for third base in 2016, Sandoval batted .212 with just four home runs in 32 games. He was so bad the Red Sox decided to dump him with over $40 million dollars left on his contract.
If that's not the worst free agent deal, what is?
Pablo Sandoval's contract was bad, but there is no way it was the worst. Pablo Sandoval was hit by the injury bug, and couldn't do much on the field. But with other albatross contracts like Josh Hamilton still affecting the Los Angeles Angels, you can't say Sandoval's contract is the worst. The Angels are still paying the remaining $63 million in dead money when they unloaded Hamilton to the Texans after heading back rehab.
There are other contracts that are worse than Sandoval's.
Not even close. Rick porcello is worst. Even worse than Sandoval.— Mikepaaaatts (@FrostBeast666) July 1, 2017