San Francisco Giants: 5 Lowest-Value 2011 Performers

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San Francisco Giants: 5 Lowest-Value 2011 Performers
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Giants G.M., President Obama share a dubious record as negotiators

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. 

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