15 worst Toronto Blue Jays free agent signings in franchise history

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6. 3B Corey Koskie - three years, $17M (2004-2005 offseason)

Koskie joined the Blue Jays as a 32-year-old corner infielder with seven years of big league experience under his belt. He didn’t make any All-Star Games and wasn’t ever viewed as one of the premier hitters in the game, but he quietly went about his business and posted a combined 116 OPS+ with the Twins.

A power-hitting, sleek defender at third base, Koskie signed a fairly significant contract by the Jays standards heading into the 2005 season. His addition to the club was viewed as a “going for it” type of move just as Morales’ was.

Out of 486 possible games over the next three years, Koskie played 97 contests for the Jays, all coming in 2005. After an injury-plagued season, he was traded away just one year into his contract.

This deal just never worked out for the Jays. The club’s biggest move in the 2004 offseason was quickly viewed as expendable with multiple other third base options in the organization like Eric Hinske, Troy Glaus and Shea Hillenbrand. He was moved to the Milwaukee Brewers and made just 76 appearances for them before retiring due to post-concussion syndrome.