Offseason Mistakes MLB Teams Won't Be Able to Recover from

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Offseason Mistakes MLB Teams Won't Be Able to Recover from
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Robinson Cano is an excellent player, but the Seattle Mariners should've been less generous with his new deal.

Through less than two months of MLB offseason activity, a number of teams have already done irreparable damage.

We've witnessed baseball's version of binge eating from several clubs this winter after big-name acquisitions that they'll inevitably regret, both in the short term and several years down the road.

Meanwhile, heavy-spending franchises which expect to contend immediately made questionable decisions that will ultimately impede them from qualifying for the 2014 playoffs.

Although future moves can minimize these mistakes, they won't fully offset them. These five decisions, in particular, appear certain to haunt the teams that made them.

 

*Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs, unless otherwise specified.

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