3 Potentially Overvalued Free Agents for the Mariners to Avoid This Offseason

Not all the players are worth the hype nor the money. Here are a few names that might be more bark than bite that the Mariners should avoid in free agency.

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Every offseason, there are a few free agents whose hype transcends that of their peers, driving up their market demand as well as their price to astronomical highs. Unfortunately, nothing is certain in the sport of baseball and many of these contracts often disappoint and the players fail to live up to their yearly paycheck.

A few recent examples include Anthony Rendon's injury-riddled seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Madison Bumgarner's lackluster five-year, $85 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks that resulted in being designated for assignment, and Carlos Rodon's already disastrous six-year, $162 million contract with the New York Yankees.

Let's take a look at some of the players in this year's free agent class that might end up as major financial burdens down the line for a few overexuberant teams, and one that the Mariners should be wary of before committing that much money to bringing them to Seattle.