Not all valuable free agents will be signed for top dollar. Baseball Prospectus takes a look at seven players who have plenty of production left in them and, more importantly, won't break the bank.
The Rangers traded Mark Teixeira to the Braves in 2007, and it is a major part of the foundation of their current success. Baseball Prospectus looks back at several other franchise-altering trades.
Leadoff strategies may vary, but BP metrics show that their impact is significant.
It's time to take stock of those players in the 2009 season who are giving their teams full bang for their buck and then some, as opposed to those players who are delivering a lot less than you expect for what it took to bring them in.