10 Worst MLB Contracts For the 2023 Season

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5. Jose Berrios, Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays landed Berrios from the Minnesota Twins at the trade deadline in 2021 and that offseason, Toronto handed him a seven-year, $131 million extension. It seemed like a decent deal for a rising starting pitcher in is late 20s. Instead it's starting to look like a massive mistake.

In the first year of his new contract, Berrios went 12-7, with a 5.23 ERA, with a 1.42 WHIP. He allowed 199 hits and 149 strikeouts in 172 innings. His 1.1 fWAR and career-worst full season FIP of 4.55 further solidified it as the worst season of his major league tenure. Berrios has four years and $68 million left on his deal before he has a chance to opt out. He likely won't, which will add two years and $48 million to the deal. So that's six years and $116 million left for a player on a downward trajectory.