Playing fantasy baseball is not that different from Major League Baseball teams gambling on free agents. The ultimate goal is to get the most bang for your buck, either with a high draft pick or multiyear contract, hoping the move will be the missing piece to a championship.
Unfortunately for fantasy owners and MLB teams, playing the market is an easy way to set your franchise back until you can unload the player/contract.
Since the 2014 MLB season just started and all of the old faces in new places have debuted or will by the end of the week, it is an appropriate time to look at who isn't going to fare as well as you might think.
For the purposes of this discussion, since it pertains mostly to fantasy baseball, we are just looking at the value a player will add in 2014. Robinson Cano's 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners may not end well, but saying he will be a bust this season just sounds foolish.
So here are the free agents who swapped one uniform for another who will find themselves wishing they were back in their old threads.