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Fielding the All-Overpaid and All-Underpaid Lineups
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General Managers, on average, get an unfairly bad rap.  Often personified by the team as a whole, they are always criticized for bad contracts and never commended for good ones.

By not having a salary cap, baseball GM's certainly have it the easiest out of the major sports.  That is not to say that it is the easiest to put together a good team in baseball, but rather that it is the easiest to cover up mistakes.

In an effort to both commend GM's for good deals and hold them accountable for bad ones, this list will attempt to put together an "All-Star" lineup for the best- and worst-paid players in the game.  2011 salaries and production, rather than long-term deals and career production, were considered.

Without further ado...

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