All-time Philly sports flops
Nnamdi Asomugha may now be Philadelphia sports' worst bust. Asomugha signed a five-year, $60 million contract in 2011, and in his last game as an Eagle, he was benched for Curtis Marsh.
Lance Parrish appeared in five-straight All-Star games before joining the Phils. He finished with a .230 batting average with 197 strikeouts in his second and final year as a Phillie.
Chris Gratton is largely considered the biggest bust in Flyers history. Gratton never came close to the expectations of a five-year, $16.5 million contract with a $9 million signing bonus. After less than two seasons in Philly, the Flyers traded him back to the Lightning.
The Phillies signed Danny Tartabull to be their cleanup hitter in 1997. In his first at-bat with the Phillies, Tartabull fouled a ball off his foot and broke it, played in three games, went hitless, and never played again in the majors.
Jevon Kearse was a major letdown after joining the Eagles in 2004. In his first seven games "The Freak" had six sacks, but in his final 39 games, he totaled only 15.
The Phillies traded prospects Gio Gonzalez and Gavin Floyd (who turned out to be pretty solid pitchers) for Freddy Garcia prior to the 2007 season. In 11 starts with the Phillies, Garcia went 1-5 with a 5.90 ERA.
Chris Webber was coming microfracture surgery when he was traded to the Sixers in 2005. He ended up having one of the worst shooting seasons in Sixers history in 2005, shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 25.5 percent from three. He was bought out and waived in January 2007.
A change of scenery was expected to help former No. 1 pick Alexander Diagle reach his potential. Diagle scored nine goals in his first season as a Flyers, and three in his second and final season before being traded to Edmonton.
Mike Rathje was brought in to help fortify a blue line that needed size and finesse. Shortly into the second season of a five-year contract, Rathje was placed on long-term injured reserve because of hip and back trouble.