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Top 5 Free Agent Acquisitions

LeBron received a chorus of boos upon his return to Cleveland.

This week’s big event in sports was the return of LeBron James to Cleveland. Going to Miami via free agency has made him a pariah- a rare reaction to an act that has become commonplace in sports today. One reason for the boos he came home to is that the fans feel he is the difference between a playoff team and a non-playoff team. This frustration is felt whenever a hometown star leaves for $greener$ pastures. Would Cavs fans be as upset with LeBron if they were the best in the NBA even without him? Would they be upset if the Cavs with Lebron would still fall short of the playoffs? Bringing this idea back to baseball (as I always do), it got me thinking about some of the bigger moves free agency has brought us. Continue reading