Well, folks, spring training has begun. That means that all of the free-agency contracts that have been signed thus far this winter are now under the microscope. Will Pujols and Fielder live up to their respective deals, or will they falter? Only time will tell.
Yet, from a fan's standpoint, I don't really see what all the hubbub over certain contracts is all about. Some are screaming overpaid, when in reality, the contract in question is quite a steal.
Take C.J. Wilson (pictured), now of the Los Angeles Angels. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the lanky lefty was looking for a deal in the $100 million range. When push came to shove, Wilson signed for much less than that.
Since I'm feeling like pushing superstition and over-analyzing various deals, here are the 13 biggest contract steals of the offseason.