09/07/2012 01:00 pm ET

Carlos Beltran, Wei-Yin Chen Among MLB Offseason Signings That Paid Off Big-Time


By Charlie Saponara, The Outside Corner

We’re about one month away from the post season and the advent of the second wild card has more cities across America intensely rooting on their teams than ever before.

While our hearts and minds are focused on the current playoff push, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves that the current success of many of the playoff hunting ball-clubs can be charted back to this past offseason.

Below is a list of some of the best offseason free agent signings made by the teams now eyeing a 2012 playoff spot.

Valuable MLB Offseason Signings