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Best $10 Million Value in Baseball 

Juan Gonzalez

Throughout the John Hart era, most of the Indians' big free-agent money has gone to players who ended up making rock music and tending to crops before their teammates reached October. But in Juan Gonzalez, Hart has found a player who is probably capable of playing guitar and tending crops while he posts MVP numbers, all at a price that's nearly half his market value. The Indians -- or someone else -- will pay the price next year for Gonzalez's yeoman performance this year, which is all the more reason to stop and take stock of what he's accomplishing in an Indians uniform. And wonder just how he scrapes by on $10 mil.

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