Every offseason there are MLB teams that grossly overpay free agents only to be extremely disappointed by their performance during the season.
Some free agents from the 2010 offseason that were huge busts in the 2011 season include: Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, and White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn.
Those players demonstrated the inherent dangers involved with free agency and long-term, big-money contracts.
When teams feel pressured to make moves, they often overpay for players that have the possibility of under-achieving.
Here are 10 players who pose said major risks heading into the 2012 MLB season.