Price, Boston failed to earn paycheck
It's important to remember that free agents are often free agents because their teams didn't want to keep them.
But adding talented players isn't a guaranteed recipe for success. It's always important to remember that free agents are often free agents because no matter how much ability they have their former teams didn't want to keep them.
That won't stop teams from chasing players like they're the gold at the end of the rainbow. Some will hit the jackpot, but others won't be so lucky. Here are five of the worst free agent acquisitions from 2003 and how they may fare next season as they try to make up for falling well short of expectations.