White Sox: 5 worst contracts in the American League Central
The White Sox have had the honor of seeing Miguel Cabrera a lot in his career.
The worst contract in the division is Miguel Cabrera who is also the biggest legend in the division. He was at one point the best hitter in Major League Baseball which accumulated some stats that are going to get him into the Hall of Fame.
He won a Triple Crown, a batting title, seven Silver Sluggers, two MVPs, has been an All-Star 12 times, and is a World Series champion. This is nothing short of an all-time baseball great that deserved the contract that he was given but it is albatross for the Detroit Tigers now.
He has the rest of this season and 2023 his eight-year 240 million dollar deal. The Tigers have been pretty bad for most of his contract and he is a big reason why despite all of the accolades that came before the deal.
In 2022 he has a slash line of .258/.308/.319 for an OPS of .627. He has four home runs, 37 RBIs, and 23 runs scored. All of this has accumulated him a WAR of -0.8 which is not what the Tigers needed this season.
He hit his 500th home run at the end of 2021 and earned his 3000th hit early this season which was worth the price of admission on its own but the hype didn’t last all year. It has been an amazing career for him as he will walk into the Hall of Fame with ease but it is getting ugly at the end.
All of these players earned the contract that they were given by their teams but have failed to live up to it once it was signed. Hopefully, each of them is able to get out of the rut and finish their contracts out with some high praise but don’t count on it.