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Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn Lead Underpaid Parade of 2009 Signings

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With a down economy and a shallow free-agent market, plenty of established veterans were expected to sign short-term contracts at lower-than-normal prices this offseason.

Of course no one told the New York Yankees, who gave Mark Teixeira $180 million, CC Sabathia $161 million, and A.J. Burnett $82.5 million contracts.

While Teixeira has been raking and Sabathia has been dominating, plenty of other teams found more cost-efficient ways to sign very productive players.

Raul Ibanez (Philadelphia, $7.2 million): If the season ended today, would Raul Ibanez win the National League MVP? After two more home runs last night, Ibanez now has 19 homers (second in the NL), 51 RBI (first), and a .340 average (fifth). H...

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