This isn’t to say that Kevin Brown didn’t have flashes of brilliance because he certainly had enough of them to warrant such a huge contract in the first place. He was regarded as one of the most intense pitchers and as much as his temper served to fuel his unparalleled competitiveness it also would cause his unraveling on occasion. Nevertheless, Kevin Brown was a major reason that the Florida Marlins won their surprise World Series in 1997 and the Padres 1998 World Series appearance. He had a brilliant fastball and forkball and rarely gave up the longball.
Unfortunately, Kevin Brown was not able to keep his skill set intact and his production dropped off during his final years with the Dodgers and his American League return to the Yankees. Had Kevin Brown lived up to the years leading up to his nine digit contract, he would be a serious contender for induction. As it stands now, it doesn’t look good.