The best players on the free-agent market don't always turn out to be great values. It's uncommon for a player with such high expectations and that big of a paycheck to outplay his contract. On the other hand, there are plenty of free-agent options who have seen their value dip because of injury, poor play or age. They are potential bargains if they can bounce back.
While the price tag won't be nearly as high as it once was on many of these types of players, the risk is higher and the chances of a return to form aren't always very likely. But it also highly probable that several of them will end up outperforming their contracts and proving to be great free-agent values.
Here are the top 25 free-agent values for 2014.