You'd figure San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean is too distracted plotting possible waiver-wire deals to assess his players' performance relative to their 2011 contracts.
No sweat, that's what we're here for.
According to ESPN.com, the Giants' 2011 payroll of $117.7 million ranks eighth out of 30 teams in Major League Baseball, fourth in the National League.
That's a load of cash—especially for an organization that historically watches its pennies.
The Giants' 2011 roster includes some terrific high-value performers, who I'll present in the next installment. Trust me, there are some eye-openers.
There also are some eye-opening (or teeth-grinding) examples of players performing below their presumed value. In some instances, way below.
Today, a ranking of the five lowest-value 2011 Giants.