MLB Power Rankings: The 10 Biggest Over-Spenders in Baseball Today

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MLB Power Rankings: The 10 Biggest Over-Spenders in Baseball Today
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They are the teams notorious for causing the decline of America's most beloved pastime.

Instead of bolstering their clubs through their farm systems and through trades, these teams have signed ballplayers to hundreds of millions of dollars over long periods of time.

Whatever happened to simply signing players at a price that could involve all 30 MLB teams?

Some small-market teams can't even get in on players they are seeking, as bigger market clubs reach into their bank vault to sign most of these players each offseason.

All the smaller teams can do is sit on their hands and wait for a bargain to appear before them.

No, it doesn't always pay off to spend the most money among all 30 teams, but the point is that each team should be granted the same opportunities to sign a player like the next team in front of them.

When looking at the top-10 overspending teams, many key statistics stick out to any baseball fan. 

How impactful was a player with the team? How much has the team spent over the last five years? Has that team ever made it to October?

Some of these teams had high hopes for many top-flight free agents over the past several years, yet they virtually fell victim and paid the price in baseball's uneven structure without a salary cap.

Here now are the top-10 overspending teams in baseball today. All historic statistics and team salaries courtesy of ESPN's MLB Free Agent Tracker. Enjoy.

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