The New York Yankees need to fill a Robinson Cano-sized hole in their lineup, but the club is far from the only team that has lost a big-name MLB free agent this offseason.

In determining just how detrimental the departure of a given free agent will be, there’s far more than on-field production to consider. There are plenty of players who provide value that transcends any statistical breakdown. Tim Hudson is widely renowned for his work on the mound, but he’s equally, if not more respected, for his intangibles off it.

With these considerations in mind, here’s a rundown of the departed MLB free agents that teams will miss the most in 2014.

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