As Major League Baseball general managers prepare to shell out massive contracts during the offseason, we decided to review some of the worst deals made over the last decade.
These five players and their onerous contracts are a stern reminder to MLB general managers that there's no such thing as a sure thing.
The Red Sox suffered a World Series hangover in 2019, failing to reach the postseason with an 84-78 record while finishing 19 games behind the AL East-winning Yankees. They fired GM Dave Dombrowski in September and recently hired highly-regarded Rays executive Chaim Bloom to fill the shoes of “Dealin’ Dave.”
The Nationals will go for a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven World Series on Friday night, when they send Anibal Sanchez to the mound against Zack Greinke and the Astros.
The Astros will look to even the World Series when they send Justin Verlander to the hill against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
Staff aces will square off in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. Oddsmakers have understandably set a very low total, which sets up an opportunity for Over bettors.
After three rounds of playoffs featuring drama and intrigue, the stage is set for the World Series. The Washington Nationals are seeking their first title, while the Houston Astros can capture their second in three years.
The Astros looked like the more complete team going into the ALCS and should prevail again in Game 5, with one of baseball's best starters, Justin Verlander, on the hill.
Pitching has had the upper hand in the first three games of the ALCS, and Under bettors have cashed each time. Expect the trend to continue Thursday night.
With a commanding 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series, the Nationals are on the verge of their first World Series appearance. Starter Patrick Corbin will try to seal the deal against Dakota Hudson and the Cardinals at Nationals Stadium on Tuesday night.