2. Paul Abbott in 2004
In June of 2004, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays released Abbott after he pitched 10 games with an ERA that apporoached seven. Four days later, the Phillies immediately jumped on the opportunity to sign Abbott, as if he had many great seasons in the past (his career ERA was close to 5).
Abbott only spent 10 games with the Phillies in 2004.
In the 49 innings he pitched, Abbott was 1-6 with an ERA of 6.24 and WHIP of 1.80. He allowed 37 runs on 57 hits and 31 walks, including 14 home runs.
Opponents batted .290 and slugged .551, and had a .940 OPS against him.
The Phillies released Abbott in September, and has not pitched since. He is currently a pitching coach for the Orange Country Flyers.