With big money comes big expectations. Plenty of baseball players have had to face that harsh reality over the years. Detractors often shout "overpaid" before big-money contracts even get finalized.
This sentiment is not without merit. Many big-money signings have failed to live up to their contracts. Some have crumbled entirely under the pressure of a new market, big money or both.
These players delivered little return on investment. Now, they are major league cautionary tales for teams looking to make a free-agent splash.
Note: Stats for active players are through April 9, 2019.