24. Yankees Sign Carl Pavano

Dumbass Move By: Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees
Date
: 12/20/2004
The Yankees don't come close to their crosstown rivals when it comes to bad front office decisions. But being a New York sports team they do have a rep of splurging on players who aren't really worth it. One of the biggest examples of this came when the Yanks gave Carl Pavano a four-year deal worth $39.95 million. In return, Pavano pitched in a grand total of 26 games...in three years. Plus, he never had an ERA under 4.76. Everything from broken ribs to an injured buttocks kept Pavano out of the Yanks rotation during his tenure. Yup, you can say this investment was a pain in the ass.