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This offseason has been yet another record setting year for free-agent contracts. The top five players alone combined for over $1 billion in salaries, including a pair of $200 million contracts. In addition to the $200 million men in Zack Greinke and David Price, five additional players signed contracts north of $100 million. On the heels of these contracts, came recent press saying Bryce Harper could command over $400 million in free agency if he is allowed to hit the open market after the 2018 season. Needless to say, it’s a great time to be a baseball player.

While the ink is still drying on this year’s newly-minted multi-millionaire players, let’s take a look back at how last year’s biggest free agents fared in the first year with their new club.

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Adam Piede

Adam currently resides in Atlanta, GA. His first career path found him working in the front office of several Minor League Baseball organizations. A veteran of well over 100 tarp pulls, he’s still clinging to a baseball “career” by playing on multiple Atlanta area MSBL teams. His skills at third base most closely resemble a young Dominik Hasek, with the arm of Chuck Knoblauch.

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