Originally written January 30, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
In light of the discussions that the Yankees will attempt (and likely fail) to void the remaining five years and $119 million left on Alex Rodriguez's contract, that got us thinking: what contracts would teams love to just completely wipe off their books? We did something similar to this in November of 2011, when we examined a potential amnesty clause in MLB and what teams would love to take advantage of it. But in the last 13 months, a lot has changed around the league, and there sure are a lot of ugly contracts across the game. Which contracts would each team love to void if they had an opportunity to? Arizona Diamondbacks: Is it too late for the Diamondbacks to pretend that the Cody Ross contract never happened? Three years and $26 million, and the team still has too many outfielders. Heath Bell's contract might end poorly for the team too, but at least the Marlins are covering $8 million of the $21 million remaining on his contract over the next two seasons. Atlanta ...
PLAYERS: Alex RodriguezCody RossHeath BellDan UgglaJason HeywardBrian RobertsNick MarkakisJohn LackeyAlfonso SorianoJohn DanksAlex RiosJonathan BroxtonJay BruceNick SwisherAsdrubal CabreraMichael CuddyerCarlos GonzalezTroy TulowitzkiVictor MartinezTorii HunterPrince FielderWandy RodriguezJeff FrancoeurJeremy GuthrieJames ShieldsFelipe PaulinoVernon WellsAlbert PujolsAndre EthierCarl CrawfordTed LillyBrandon LeagueChad BillingsleyManny RamirezAndruw JonesRicky NolascoJeff MathisRickie WeeksAramis RamirezJustin MorneauJoe MauerKevin CorreiaJason BayJohan SantanaMark TeixeiraChris YoungCoco CrispRyan HowardJose TabataJaime GarciaMatt HollidayYadier MolinaNick HundleyYasmani GrandalCameron MaybinCarlos QuentinBarry ZitoBrian SabeanTim LincecumChone FigginsEvan LongoriaJose ReyesRicky RomeroJayson WerthGio Gonzalez
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