Ryan Howard and the 5 Most Overpaid Players in the NL East

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Ryan Howard and the 5 Most Overpaid Players in the NL East

The National League East is loaded with more star-studded players than ever, with teams like the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals opening their checkbooks to land some of the top free agents in MLB.

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again the Vegas favorites to win the NL East and the National League, but don't be surprised if the Phightin's have to sweat a bit more in 2012 once September rolls around.

The Phillies' path to another NL title may conceivably be easier in 2012 with the departures of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder and pending 50-game suspension of reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun.

With teams in the AL throwing mind-boggling wads of cash to players, it may leave outsiders thinking that the NL East is cheap. There are some huge contracts in this division and leave fans shouting, "He's overpaid!"

Here is a list of the top five overpaid players in the National League East.

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