The Colorado Rockies will finally be paying off one of the biggest free agency mistakes in MLB history this weekend.
On Saturday, they will be making the final payment of $1.9 million, plus three percent interest, to former pitcher Mike Hampton. He has been receiving this payment every year since 2009.
Rockies last payment to Mike Hampton on deferred payment plan comes due Saturday
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 12, 2018
Hampton signed a then record eight year, $161 million contract prior to the 2001 season and pitched only two seasons for the Rockies.
Colorado was not kind to Hampton, he left with a 21-28 record and a 5.75 ERA while giving up 55 homers.
The curse of Mike Hampton might finally be lifted in Colorado. It’s time for sustained success for the Rockies franchise.