Free agency is right around the corner, and since it looks like we’re headed into an uncapped year, the bucks could be flying like never before.
There will always be players who are egregiously overpaid (say hello, Jerry Porter), but even in this year of turmoil there are quite a few bargains to be had if you look hard enough.
Clark Judge of CBS Sports posted his list of 10 free agents to avoid at all (high) costs. Well, in response to said list, we’ve searched high and low to find the cream of the underappreciated crop.
These five men fit that bill. While none of them will likely have a trip to Canton in their future, all of them can be a very big piece to the right puzzles in 2010 and beyond.
(NOTE: This list contains only players who will be unrestricted free agents regardless of the CBA situation…mostly because an uncapped year is likely to mean a lot of high tender offers for RFAs whether they’re worth it or not.)