Every MLB team has entrusted at least one free agent with a major league contract this offseason. The following grades reveal whether or not front offices did their due diligence before making their biggest acquisitions official.
Ill-advised signings generally occur when clubs overvalue production from a small sample size (e.g. Jeremy Guthrie and Anibal Sanchez). On the flip side, it is a mistake to dismiss recent failures from players who were previously very dependable.
We can already express certain critiques and accolades before seeing the on-field results.