While the grass isn't necessarily always going to be greener, sometimes there is no substitute for a change of scenery. For these nine players, this summer cracked open a brand-new chapter in their lives and it is all for the better.
Players often wear out their welcome in particular cities and need to move on in order to get their games back to an elite level. Players are traded or signed for big money in free agency and sometimes wind up playing for a host of teams before all is said and done.
Some of these players in particular found a need to move on this offseason and find a more comfortable situation. Others had no say in their change, but come time for the season to start, they will be thanking their lucky stars for this most recent change of scenery.