Is Pablo Sandoval the worst MLB free agent signing of all time? | The Tylt
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.
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.