MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Ideal FA Target

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MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Ideal FA Target
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Albert Pujols is about to become a very inefficient investment. As the St. Louis Cardinals slugger heads toward free agency, he does so with a fury, having gotten so hot over the past few weeks that his nearly-dead team is now very much alive in the NL Wild Card race.

Yet paying $25 million or more per season for the next decade or so, as Pujols heads into his mid-30s, is far from ideal. Even the Cardinals, for whom Pujols is an icon who is nearly worth his salary in marketing power and goodwill, might ought to think twice about it.

Every team has decisions like these to make, even if those choices look very different from the one the Cards face. All 30 team's will sign one or more free agents this winter, so the task at hand for each is to determine which move is best. Here are the ideal signings for each team this winter, however unlikely some of them may be.

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