Every year there are free agents that shake up the market thanks to their name recognition, and only their name recognition.
These players receive love and attention from the fans and the media, but the truth is that some of these players just won't produce what their agents are trying to sell to teams.
Some of them are over-the-hill, yet teams will still make them offers based on their impressive careers that have already peaked in hopes of recapturing some of that magic.
But some of the overrated free agents aren't old. Some of them carry name recognition from maybe one good season, or perhaps they are overvalued due to the popularity of their former team.
So when free agency opens, and you hear that your team signed a player with a big and shiny name, don't get overly excited. Make sure your team signed the player for the right reasons before you celebrate.