MLB Free Agents 2012: The 11 Cheapest Veterans Still on the Market

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MLB Free Agents 2012: The 11 Cheapest Veterans Still on the Market
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As Christmas is fast approaching, it's the time of year when tons of people get what they've been hoping for under the Christmas tree—while just as many are left with a lump of coal.

The latest Kindle or iPhone might be the gift that you covet this year, but you could ultimately find yourself unwrapping a bread-maker or a Slap-Chop—items bound to sit unopened in your closet for decades to come.

Just like holiday gifts, MLB's free agency has surely given some fanbases exactly what they wanted while leaving the majority scratching their head at their team's moves, or lack thereof.

This year's free-agent class contained a collection of highly sought-after sluggers (Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes), a couple of quality starters (Yu Darvish, CJ Wilson) and some top-flight relievers (Jonathan Papelbon, Ryan Madson).

But it's also got it's share of Chia Pets. Something no one wants this Christmas.

Here's 10 bargain basement free agents that, like it or not, you could see under your tree this holiday season.

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