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Value could be in lesser-names

Led by Adrian Beltre, there is a large crop of infielders on the open market this offseason.

Originally Published: November 10, 2004
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

Sometimes the best players aren't the ones with the biggest reputations. The best signings aren't necessarily the ones that get the biggest headlines.

Consider the Boston Red Sox's infield. ESPN didn't exactly break into its regularly scheduled programming to announce the signings of Bill Mueller and Mark Bellhorn, did it? The signing of David Ortiz, after the Minnesota Twins released him, was just another transaction crawling across the bottom of the screen.

Who knew those ...

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