With this offseason's free-agency market ramping up in advance of the upcoming winter meetings, fanbases all over the country are speculating on which top players might make their way into their team's lineup.
A number of top players are set to ink huge deals and will no doubt instantly change the face of any franchise they sign with.
Once those players are gone, however, there will inevitably be holes in lineups that need to be filled with the secondary market.
This is where some of the aging stars of the game come in, as they're not yet ready to call it quits, but can't deny the fact that their best days are behind them.
In some instances, GMs are able to find diamonds in the rough that turn out a solid return on their investments, but oftentimes the moves fail to pan out, and even relatively minimal contracts can look like significant losses if the results don't match the expectations.