Ranking the 5 Most Overpaid Athletes in Professional Sports

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3. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Apr 25, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth (28) high fives a teammate after scoring a run in the third inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

In 2010 Jayson Werth inked a seven-year, $126 million contract, which is still the 14th biggest contract in MLB history. While the Nationals have seen an upturn in production overall, even making a postseason appearance in 2012, Jayson Werth’s 25 home runs, 89 RBI and dismal .266 batting average definitely do not justify $18 million a year, regardless of the amount of experience he brings to the clubhouse.