Red Sox: Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the American League East right now

The Red Sox have two of the ten worst contracts in the American League East right now
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6) Worst contracts in the AL East: George Springer

The Toronto Blue Jays made a statement, inking George Springer on a massive contract as a free agent. They gave him a six-year deal worth $150 million to leave the Astros and go north of the border. It felt like an overpay at the time, but for a Toronto team looking to win at the time he signed there, it definitely did make sense.

Springer was every bit the player Toronto expected in each of the first two years of his contract. He had a 135 OPS+ and averaged 24 home runs and 63 RBI playing center field in those years. The problem was he only played in 211 of his possible 324 games as injuries mounted.

The injury concerns caused Toronto to bring Kevin Kiermaier in this offseason and move Springer to a corner. He's played right field exclusively this season outside of 13 appearances as the DH and has stayed healthier, but his production has fallen off.

In 113 games he's slashing .259/.325/.397 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI. This is a player who hit 22 home runs in just 78 games in 2021, and he has just 14 in nearly 150 more at-bats this season.

At 33 years old, Springer appears to be in decline yet he's set to make $22.5 million annually through the 2026 season. The good times were cut short due to injuries, and he's finally stayed healthy when he hasn't looked like the same hitter.