New York Yankees: 3 worst contracts, ranked

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Sure, the New York Yankees may have an endless supply of money. That doesn’t mean that paying these three players doesn’t hurt.

Ever since the Steinbrenner era kicked off in 1973, the New York Yankees seemingly had an endless supply of money. You see, for the Boss, winning is all that mattered; it was almost an obsession he would go after at all costs.

Since his death in 2009, however, the Yankees have taken a different approach. Sure, they still featured one of baseball’s largest salaries year-in and year-out, but the focus was more on building up a juggernaut of a farm system to pair with the power of the coin.

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In that time span, we’ve seen the Yanks develop a number of players through the system. Guys like Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, and the like.

During the George Steinbrenner era, these guys would most certainly have been used as trade pieces for a ready-made superstar. Today, they’re hoarded until the team deems them ready for “the show.”

What’s more, before this offseason, the Yankees spent a number of years in the shadows during MLB’s free agency period. Guys like Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, and Patrick Corbin would at one time have been targets for the Bronx Bombers. The front office, however, just watched them go and sign elsewhere.

Despite all of this, the New York Yankees aren’t immune to a bad contract. Whether it be the result of an unforeseen circumstance or just a bad choice on behalf of general manager Brian Cashman and the front office.

With that in mind, here are the THREE worst contracts currently on the Yankee payroll.