1) Worst contracts in the AL East: Giancarlo Stanton
Once upon a time, there was not a more exciting player to watch in the game than Giancarlo Stanton. He hit 59 home runs in 2017 on his way to an MVP award. One Yankees fans swore would be the first of many, after New York acquired him in the 2017 offseason.
The Yankees took Stanton and most of his monstrous 13-year deal worth $325 million expecting him to form the most dangerous power duo alongside Aaron Judge. When healthy Stanton has played a big role for the most part, particularly in the postseason, but it's become abundantly clear that he's not close to the player he once was and will likely never get back to that level.
Stanton has struggled to stay healthy for much of his Yankees tenure, and that has remained true this season. To make matters worse, he's slashing .208/.280/.461 with 18 home runs and 44 RBI in the 66 games he's played. He has a 101 OPS+, making him just a tick above league average offensively.
Stanton rarely plays the field, can't seem to run without being hurt, and just isn't the hitter he once was. He hurts the Yankees flexibility on and off the field with his limitations and giant contract.
The 33-year-old has another four years and $118 million remaining on his deal. The Marlins are eating $30 million of it, but a $22 million AAV for a DH that isn't an elite hitter anymore, gets hurt all the time, and can't really play the field or run is a hefty sum.
Stanton can still get as hot and hit a ball as far as anyone, but those big moments are few and far between now. Maybe he'll find something again, but it's hard to envision with the way things have gone.