Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Guys like Pujols, Josh Hamilton, Votto, Greinke and A-Rod have contracts that only one team was willing to pay. Those teams would not have bid that amount to sign those free agents if they also had to give up multiple good players as part of the deal.
That makes no sense.
Since FMV is determined based on what the market will pay for services, you have to assume that other teams would have paid, more or less, the same amount. Otherwise, each of those teams made a inexcusable mistake in signing a player for well more than any other team would have paid.