Richie Sexson is a two-time Swing Badder nominee. Starting in 2004 with a one-year, $8 million contract with the Diamondbacks. He was injured and only played 23 games. At the end of the year, he became a free agent and signed a 4-year, $50 million contract with the Mariners.
The Mariners saw Sexson perform well in his first 2 seasons, hitting 39 and 34 home runs respectively, with 121 and 107 RBIs. However, he never performed at that level again. In his third year, his average dropped to .205 with 21 home runs and 63 RBIs. He never finished the fourth year. After hitting only .218 with 8 home runs, the Mariners gave up and released him on July 10 after only 2 good seasons.
He signed with the Yankees but played only 22 games, hitting one home run. Richie Sexson never played in the majors again. He was 31 years old when he signed his $50 million contract with the Mariners, who got a power hitter and run producer for two years. After that, he became a player with a low batting average and lots of strikeouts.