The Baltimore Orioles have barely lifted the pen to sign anyone huge since 2014. However, they still have some gaudy numbers on more than a few contracts.
We are a month away from Bobby Bonilla Day, the famous day where the once renowned slugger still rakes in a fortune. However, did you know that the Baltimore Orioles have a few former players that still get paid on that day? It’s frustrating, to say the least, but this is the unwritten life of baseball transactions.
In addition to players who the O’s pay who no longer dawn the uniform on, they do surprisingly have a player or two on the current roster who get a paycheck worthy of a head scratch. Although that can get pretty nitpicky, that is where our list of horrific contracts begins.
#3 – Chris Owings (The Baltimore Orioles are paying him how much?)
To be fair, paying someone one million a year in this day and age isn’t a lot, but in this scenario, it might be. Chris Owings is only under the Baltimore Orioles’ thumb until the end of this season, but his worth has undoubtedly diminished from his days in Arizona and Kansas City. Owings has roughly made around 13 million in his career, including the one mil that the O’s are forking out this year.
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Owings is currently at the bottom of the hit list for the Orioles, with only six hits this season. His versatility is what keeps him on the Baltimore Orioles roster, but when does that not become enough? Hyde and Elias need to bring up youth and see what they have at some point in the O’s rebuild. For example, that money could go to someone else’s extension, says Trey Mancini.