Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson just might be enough to restore the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their recent glory. After two years without a playoff appearance, the Angels have a chance to regain their former place atop the AL West hierarchy.
It's not the first time a team with a history of dominance within a division used a few down years as motivation to spend huge money and turn around their franchise overnight. It's been only three years, in fact, since the New York Yankees went wild on the free-agent market and added Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.
Nor was that the first such spree. Teams regularly dive into free agency in search of answers to their problems, and one elite free-agent signing often augurs another. Here are the 10 best such coups in the history of MLB free agency.