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MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Players Who Will Be Grossly Overpaid
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Major League Baseball free agency is a beautiful thing.

That is, it is if you think beautiful things consist of capitalistic excess and bloated contracts. If you do, then watching Darren Dreifort sign a contract worth $11 million per year is akin to watching Michelangelo lie on his back and paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Or something like that.

The point is that even the most inconsequential baseball players can strike it rich in free agency, and you can bet your bottom dollar that things are going to be the same after the 2011 season comes to a close. Many contracts are going to be signed, and some of them are going to boggle the mind.

For kicks, let's take a look at five players who are poised to earn the most mindboggling contracts.

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