MLBTR did an interesting survey of "several MLB executives to gather their nominations for the best and worst moves of the offseason." I thought that it would be interesting to see how Beyond the Boxscore readers feel about the results.
Personally, I definitely understand the appreciation for the Lopez and Beltre signings especially. The Beltre signing was great value on a one-year deal, and Felipe Lopez for $1M just sounds like a bargain. The Figgins and LaRoche signing were solid considering the respective prices, and of course there aren't many investments with more upside than signing a 21-year-old lefty with a low stress delivery, a 95-98 fastball and a definite out-pitch in his slider.
But getting excited about signing Hideki Matsui for $6.5M? Meh.
The Lee move was a no-brainer for Seattle, picking up an ace for three good, but not great, prospects. The Teahen trade was odd from Chicago's perspective, but landing a potential long-term second baseman in Chris Getz for Teahen was a surprisingly solid move by Moore and company. And dumping a good deal of Millwood's salary while taking a flier on Chris Ray certainly helped to free up salary and playing time for the Rangers.