Best offseason acquisitions

After a slow start, Cliff Lee is pitching like the ace the Phillies paid for last winter. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee and Adrian Gonzalez share two things in common: They're two of the hottest players in baseball, and they play for the two best teams in the majors.

But did they make the cut for our top offseason pickups list? Using a combination of dollars spent, expectations and tangible results, we picked a top five, using five different categories of acquisitions. With more than half the season left, and in some cases four or five years to go in a given contract, these rankings are likely to change over time. But for now, these are the best of the best.