It's sadly becoming a way too casual aspect of baseball today—players selling out to the highest bidder.
Of course, something like that is understandable. In today's game, millions of dollars are on the line. Players have an opportunity to set up their children's children for life. You don't leave millions of dollars on the table because you like another team more. Well, not often anyway.
But baseball is a business. That's another old cliche that we hear too frequently nowadays. The owners want to make money, the players want to make money and everyone in between wants their fair share of the pie.
When you throw a baseball town like Philadelphia into the mix, you can pick the players that signed for the money out like a sore thumb.
The Philadelphia Phillies implore a certain brand of baseball noted for its trademark hustle, blue collar attitude and caution to the wind style.
When guys struggle to embrace to the top, the float to the top like drops of oil in water. Here are 20 of the most notable cases.