MLB Free Agents 2012: All 30 Teams' Worst Signings in Franchise History

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MLB Free Agents 2012: All 30 Teams' Worst Signings in Franchise History
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As the 2011 World Series reaches its conclusion sometime in the next week to 10 days, the general managers of all 30 MLB teams will get to work on what is essentially their season in baseball—the offseason.

While players will take time off to spend with their families and wind down from an exhausting seven to eight months of baseball, the GMs will be busy preparing their teams for the upcoming season. They go to work identifying team needs, and then addressing those needs via trades or free-agent signings.

Every GM signs a player with the thought that each player signed will bring back value in the form of production. However at times, not every signing turns out that way. In fact, some signings have saddled teams with outrageous contracts for practically nothing back in return whatsoever.

So, as the GMs get to work, we will get to work as well, identifying the one big signing for every single franchise that was without a doubt their worst signing in team history.

Let’s get started…

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