Worst MLB Offseason Acquisitions Thus Far

Max Staley
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The MLB offseason almost always provides baseball fans with some big-name players switching teams, for better and worse. Unfortunately, there have been a few offseason acquisitions that don't appear to be panning out early this season.

Now that we're about a quarter of the way through the 2019 season, here are the three worst offseason acquisitions we've seen thus far.

3. Marwin Gonzalez, OF, Minnesota Twins

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While the Minnesota Twins have jumped out to an incredible start, thanks in large part to an explosive offense, Marwin Gonzalez has played little to no part in that. The left fielder is hitting .233 on the season, well below his career average of .262, and he's only smacked four HRs and driven in 13 RBI. Considering he signed a two-year, $21 million deal, that kind of production hasn't quite measured up to expectation.

2. Matt Harvey, SP, Los Angeles Angels

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Just a few seasons ago, Matt Harvey was one of the most exciting young pitchers in baseball, even earning himself the "The Dark Knight" moniker with the New York Mets. However, injuries quickly derailed Harvey's career. The Los Angeles Angels took a flier on him to the tune of a one-year contract worth $11 million. Unfortunately, the gamble hasn't paid off yet, with Harvey posting a 6.69 ERA this season. "The Dark Knight" has proven he's not the hero the Angels need, nor is he the one they deserve.

1. Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

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Bryce Harper is one of the most recognizable faces in the MLB, even gracing the cover of "MLB The Show 19." So when the Philadelphia Phillies inked him to a 13-year contract worth $330 million, few even batted an eye. However, the early returns suggest Harper is nowhere near that astronomical price tag. Harper is hitting .221 this season, and has already struck out a league-high 60 times.

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