Outlandish free-agent contracts happen every year. There are always players who have simply been serviceable, perhaps slightly above average, for most of their careers yet somehow land a massive contract.
Often times, teams look back on specific deals with deep regret. Players that underperform or fall victim to injury haunt teams who overbid for their services.
Come the 2012 free agency period, there will almost surely be a bevy of players signed to contracts that are over the top.
Here are predictions of who these players will be, where they will land and how much money they will be pocketing.