Phillies: Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NL East right now

The NL East has some of the worst contracts in baseball.
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When thinking about contracts in the NL East, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies are two teams that come to mind.

Atlanta has some of the best contracts not only in the division but in all of baseball with virtually all of their core locked up for many years to come. The Phillies, on the other hand, did a lot of their work in free agency which means they spent lots of money to bring in some of their best players. While that's not always a bad thing, especially if you win, these contracts often don't end well.

The list of the worst contracts in this division ranges from players on very large free agent contracts to a player who isn't even in the majors anymore.

10) Worst contracts in the NL East: Carlos Carrasco of the New York Mets

Most of what goes into what decides whether a contract is good or not is the length of the deal. Carlos Carrasco being on the last year of his deal puts him at the end of the list, but him being one of the worst pitchers in the majors this season still makes him have one of the worst contracts in the division.

Carrasco had his $14 million club option picked up this offseason in a move that felt like a no-brainer at the time. He's always been a reliable starter and even as he's aged, he had a good year in 2022. This season has been a total 180.

In his 19 starts this season, Carrasco has a 6.42 ERA in 88.1 innings of work. Carrasco's ridiculously-high ERA is the fourth worst in all of baseball for pitchers with at least 80 innings this season. His hits are up, walks are up, home runs are up, and strikeouts are down. Not a great combination.