MLB Free Agency: Updating the 5 Biggest Winners and 5 Biggest Losers

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MLB Free Agency: Updating the 5 Biggest Winners and 5 Biggest Losers
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Free agency was very good to B.J. Upton.

Baseball is a game of numbers, but there aren't two more important numbers in the game than those which appear next to a team's name in the standings.

There's a winner and loser in every baseball game, whether it's spring training, the regular season or the playoffs.

But it's not just on the field of play where the game produces winners and losers.

Each of the 30 teams in baseball compete for the same pool of available players during every Hot Stove League. Some emerge as winners, getting the players they believe they need to take the next step, while others are stuck on the losing end, striking out with every offer they make.

The same holds true for the players themselves, some of which ended up as free agents by opting out of lucrative contracts in search for even more money. Sometimes their gamble pays off; other times, it doesn't.

While there's still plenty of time for teams and players to change their fortunes, let's take a look at where things stand for a handful of those involved and see who has done well for themselves—and who still has significant work left to do.

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