While it’s basically impossible to really determine a good move from a bad move in free agency this early—you don’t really win or lose in March—there were definitely some moves that seemed less-then-stellar on paper.
Some were the result of a player overestimating their worth. Some were desperation plays by teams or players. Some were a little of both.
Maybe some of these will look genius in retrospect but right now all they do is make everyone scratch their heads in confusion.
For now, all we can do is take a look at some of the moves that seem to be among the worst mistakes of the free agency period so far and explain why they look bad for at least one party involved.