For the first 8 seasons of his career, Darryl Strawberry played for the NY Mets. They won a World Series and he was a major offensive threat in their lineup. His production dropped in 1989 batting only .225. He rebounded in 1990 with .277, 37 home runs and 108 RBIs.
The reward for his improvement was a 5 year free agent contract with the Dodgers for $22.5 million. That proved to be a disaster for the Dodgers. The first season, Strawberry batted .265 with 28 home runs and 98 RBIs. The final 4 seasons were a nightmare for the Dodgers.
He played in 43 games in 1992 and 32 games in 1993. The Dodgers in frustration released him after the third season. The Dodgers signed a young rising star but only received one season of production from him. Later in 1995, Strawberry was suspended from baseball for testing positive for cocaine.