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15 Worst Contracts in American Sports History

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6. A.J. Burnett, New York Yankees

Contract: Five years, $82.5 million

The Yanks have won a lot of titles, but they’ve paid more money to bums than any team in sports history. They grossly overpaid for Danny Tartabull, Hideki Irabu, Carl Pavano and Jason Giambi. But the worst contract they’ve doled out went to Burnett. The one-time Marlin and Blue Jay star has been a total dud in New York, where he’s gone 32-35 with a 4.81 ERA. And there are still two years left on his enormous contract. Good thing money grows on trees in the Bronx. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)



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