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MLB's 10 Worst 2009 Free Agent Signings
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Baseball general managers throw their millions around as if they were candy.

Sometimes the money is well spent and a team's front office is handsomely rewarded by a great season at a low cost.

More often, though, general managers quickly realize how much they overpaid for declining stars or uninspiring role players just to keep them away from rivals.

Then they try to compensate for their mistake by spending millions on reclamation projects.

Sometimes they even admit their mistake and agree to swallow a bad contract in return for cutting ties with an underachieving player.

It's an iffy business that is full of rash, under-researched, and financially inexplicable decisions. The 2009 free agent period was no exception, so let's take a look at the 10 worst signings from last season.

This is the second part in a series about the 2009 free agent class. To check out the first part, click here.

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