Here's a news flash—not every MLB free agency signing or trade is successful.
The phrase "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry," comes to mind.
It's a safe bet that every single MLB team has horror stories in terms of signings or trades that didn't quite work out as planned.
In recent times, the Seattle Mariners inked free-agent Chone Figgins to a four-year, $36 million contract.
Okay, that didn't quite work out.
Ditto with the New York Mets and outfielder Jason Bay. Following a spectacular year in Boston in 2009, the Mets signed Bay to a four-year, $66 million deal.
Okay, that didn't work out so well, either.
In 2003, the San Francisco Giants traded pitchers Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano and Boof Bonser to the Minnesota Twins for catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Nathan became an All-Star closer for the Twins and Pierzynski was absolutely hated in his lone season with the Giants, signing with the Chicago White Sox the following season.
This offseason, a bevy of deals have been made already. It's more than likely that a decent percentage of those transactions simply won't turn out well.
Here is a prediction of one transaction from each MLB team that could well turn out to be a complete bust.