But did they make the cut for our top offseason pickups list? Using a combination of dollars spent, expectations and tangible results, we picked a top five, using five different categories of acquisitions. With more than half the season left, and in some cases four or five years to go in a given contract, these rankings are likely to change over time. But for now, these are the best of the best.
11hTony Lee, Special to ESPN.com
1dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg
1dEthan Sherwood Strauss