Except for the highest payroll teams, a major key to winning in Major League Baseball is finding the bargain players who offer significantly more return on the team’s financial investment.
The Giants weren't great at finding such steals during the Barry Bonds era. Plus, with all the enhancing that was happening during those days, it’s difficult to identify who was a genuine bargain and who wasn’t.
But in the last few seasons—especially since they started winning World Series titles—the Giants have found some great bargains. Here is a look at the best ones of the last decade.