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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5) Worst contracts in the NL East: Trea Turner of the Philadelphia Phillies

You knew he'd be on here, but I have no idea where Trea Turner should be ranked. On one hand, his first season in Philadelphia has been extremely disappointing, and if this is the player he will be as a Phillie, he should be higher on this list.

On the other hand, Turner has begun turning his season around somewhat, and if he can get back to his superstar form, he wouldn't be on this list at all. Francisco Lindor is awfully similar in that he had a brutal first year in New York but turned things around and is back to who he had always been in Cleveland. The simple solution to me is to just rank him in the middle, so here he is, at number five on this list.

Turner's first season in Philadelphia hasn't gone the way anyone would've liked. He's slashed .251/.303/.403 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI this season. He has an 89 WRC+ which is good for 13th among 20 qualified shortstops. He's behind Anthony Volpe, a rookie who has struggled to hit above .200 this season.

He's been worth 1.9 fWAR which is good for 10th among qualified shortstops. He ranks behind Orlando Arcia who missed time this season and is making just $2.3 million For a guy on a $300 million deal, that's not what the Phillies paid for.

To his credit, Turner has played virtually every day and even leads the league in at-bats, but if that's what you have to hang your hat on, it's just not great. Turner has played better of late, and will hopefully find a way to turn things around, but at 30 years old with another ten years after this one at over $27 million per, the contract looks horrible right now.