It happens every offseason.
Whether it's due to a lack of available talent at a certain position or because a team desperately needs to fill a hole, team's are forced to shell out extra bucks to land the most coveted players on the market.
On the flip side, being the best free agent available doesn't necessarily mean you'll be overpaid. Some of the games highest paid players earn their money with on-field performance. That's what makes a deal a good deal.
Unlike most civilian jobs where the company themes seem to depict a "what have you done for me now" attitude, athletes are paid based on what they are expected to do now and during the duration of their contract.
A deal may seem great at first, but anything from an injury to a case of the yips can turn a bargain into a bust.
Here are seven players who will be overpaid this winter, whether it be realized immediately or at some point down the road.