How Pablo Sandoval’s awful contract compares to MLB’s worst

The Boston Red Sox designated Pablo Sandoval for assignment. The Red Sox still owe Pablo Sandoval just shy of $50 million, which, according to Jon Morosi’s calculations, is the second-most dead money ever left on an MLB deal after Josh Hamilton’s Angels contract. It’s… well, it’s not a great contract. It’s not even a good contract. Is Sandoval’s deal the worst contract, though?

[A bunch of other teams all at once]: hold our beers

Just because of when we’re having this conversation, a few obvious candidates no longer apply. Ryan Howard’s deal, most of which was spent in a spiraling decline from which he could not escape, is over. Matt Cain has the rest of his 2017 bill and a $7.5 million buyout on a $21 million option left, but at this point, that’s more a relief than a candidate for the worst. The same goes for the aforementioned Hamilton, whose confusing contract split up between the Rangers and Angels is also in its final season.

David Wright might seem like an obvious part of the list with $75 million remaining, but insurance is taking away much of that sting for the Mets each year. Also, we don’t want to pile on the poor guy! His dream is probably dead because of

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2017/7/14/15971746/pablo-sandoval-red-sox-mlb-worst-contracts

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