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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 03: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run to break a tie game in the 11th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 3, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Giants won 12-11 in 11 innings. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The “Winner”

3B Evan Longoria—three years, $49 million

The decision to trade for Evan Longoria on the heels of a 98-loss season seemed like an ill-advised move at the time for the San Francisco Giants.

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When the move was made, he was coming off a season where he posted a 99 OPS+ with 36 doubles and 20 home runs, which was career-low production by his standards.

Rather than bouncing back, things went from bad to worse.

He hit a brutal .244/.281/.413 for a 91 OPS+ last year, and his production has continued to nose-dive this season with an 80 OPS+ and just seven home runs in 271 plate appearances.

His .374 slugging percentage this year is almost 100 points below his career mark, and his days as a 30-homer threat are now a distant memory.

What earns Longoria the top spot is the time remaining on his deal.

The 33-year-old is owed $13 million in 2020, $16.5 million in 2021, $14.5 million in 2022, and he has a $13 million club option that comes with a $5 million buyout for 2023.

His production has already taken a sharp downturn. Where will he be as a 36-year-old in the final year of his deal?

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Before all is said and done, the players listed in this article will pull in a staggering $247 million, and they’ll be doing for San Francisco Giants teams in the midst of a rebuild with no real hope of contending. Yikes.

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