The World Series hasn't even started, but I can assure you that the 26 teams that aren't playing are already looking ahead to next year, and that means looking at the free-agent market.
There will be smart signings, appropriate signings, and then there will be signings that should have never happened and/or will make us say, "Really? They gave him how much for how long?"
While nobody will approach A-Rod's status as "What were they thinking with that contract?" GMs and owners will attempt to get pretty close to it.
So here are the five free agents who stand a pretty good chance at getting overpaid, sans Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder since, well, it's a given they'll make outrageous but probably deserved money.