Nobody likes to be branded a thief—most of the time, anyway.
But when it comes to the MLB offseason, general managers around the game are all vying for the title of "Biggest Crook," trying to one-up their counterparts around the game as they all vie for a limited pool of players with which they may be able to improve their rosters.
Whether it's a shrewd free-agent signing or a lopsided trade, finding value is the name of the game in the Hot Stove League, and some teams have done a far better job at doing just that than others.
As a matter of fact, some teams have yet to find any real value at all this winter. With roughly six weeks to go before spring training starts and plenty of talent left available on the free-agent market, there's still plenty of time for those clubs to steal someone out from under their competitors' noses.
Let's take a look at the biggest steal for each team so far and find out just which GMs are the biggest crooks of them all.
*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Fangraphs.
*All salary information courtesy of Cot's Contracts.