Major League Baseball has no salary cap—it's a no-limits game of dollars and contracts, peppered here and there with surprising and inexpensive talent.
Ballclubs hang on to young talent as long as possible before they have to pay their rising stars the big bucks.
This phenomenon is all-too-familiar to teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, who no longer have Roy Halladay leading their starting rotation.
But highest salary does not always mean most talented.
Some teams, like the Florida Marlins, can still win a World Series on a tight budget.
Value is key–some players simply provide for their teams a true "more-bang-for-your-buck" situation.
The following is an analysis of MLB's highest paid players, and MLB's best value players.