7. Brandon League: Three Years, $22.5 Million, 2012
League ranks only seventh because an AAV of $7.5 million can be swallowed by any big-league organization, but ... the contributions over the course of this deal certainly don't justify the investment.
The hard-throwing right-hander with the wild black hair became the Dodgers' de facto closer at the end of the 2012 season after coming over from Seattle, earning himself a payday entering 2013 ... when he regressed to the norm, posting a 5.30 ERA in 58 games.
Even worse? Somehow, even with his electric fastball, League struck out just 28 men in 54.1 innings. How is that possible?
He actually bounced back to post a 2.57 ERA (3.40 FIP) in 63 innings of middle relief the next season, but came down with a shoulder issue and was eventually DFA'd without throwing a big-league pitch in 2015. One out of three ain't bad ... or, wait, sorry, actually it is bad. Pretty bad.