It's not even 2014 yet, but the major groundwork for the new MLB season has already been made in what's been a busy offseason.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the league is on pace to spend more than $2 billion on free agents this winter, way up from the current record of $1.75 billion spent during the 2006-07 offseason.
Virtually all of the top free agents are off the board among position players, although there are still plenty of high-priced arms still looking for teams. At this point, most of those players still available have some question marks, but which ones are worth the risk?
Here's a look at a quartet of free agents who are worth a financial commitment this winter, even if they do have some risk involved.