Free Agent Profiles
Addressing a few things regarding Freddie Freeman’s trip to free agency
Freeman ain’t leaving Atlanta. Or is he?
Seiya Suzuki has quite a market and will be a huge addition for an MLB team
The powerful Japanese outfielder has at least half a dozen MLB teams interested in his services
Fan-favorite Zack Greinke set for one more trip through free agency
Now in the twilight of a Hall of Fame career, Zack Greinke looks for a new team to call home as he turns 38.
41-year-old Nelson Cruz continues to defy father time, looking for next contract
Nelson Cruz has managed to defy father time for this long, but how much will teams bet on him continuing that trend?
Starling Marte is, by far, the best center fielder available in free agency
Speedy, athletic, and with some power, the center fielder is coming off the best season of his career and will seek a nice multi-year contract this winter
NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario hopes to parlay big October into big payday
After being nontendered, signed, and then traded, October hero Eddie Rosario hopes to get his big payday on the open market at age 30
Jonathan Villar’s versatility can help a contender in need
The super-utility played on a cheap contract with the Mets in 2021, but proved his worth and may look for a multi-year deal
Kenley Jansen is yet another generational great possibly leaving the Dodgers
Jansen spent the first 12 years of his career in LA.
Trevor Story should offer good production without a $300-million contract
The former Colorado Rockies’ shortstop is a nice player with a fine track record. Will he pay the Coors’ penalty in his next contract?
Anthony DeSclafani does not advertise
He doesn’t need to after a career-best year.
Clayton Kershaw’s Dodger career might actually be over
The greatest pitcher in Dodger history could be wearing a different uniform next season.
Raisel Iglesias’ impressive strikeout ability will get him a nice payday
The best bullpen arm available in the 2021-22 free agent class, Iglesias is primed to get a considerable payday from a contender
Kevin Gausman has nothing left to prove
Who will keep the Gauze Man under wraps?
Free agency (Chris Taylor’s version)
That’s the only Taylor Swift reference. I promise.
Corey Seager’s hitting prowess will earn him top dollar in the open market
The former Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop comes with some defensive questions but mashes like few other shortstops and will be a very rich man as a result
Eduardo Rodríguez in prime position for free agency following career year
After setting career highs in nearly all peripheral stats, Eduardo Rodríguez is set up for a payday, as long as teams are willing to look past his ERA.
Carlos Rodón enters the market as a fascinating per-inning asset
The southpaw had a career season in 2021, but there are questions about his health and ability to handle a big workload
Marcus Semien proved 2019 wasn’t a fluke
Semien bet on himself in 2021. It’s about to pay off.
Brandon Belt deserves more than the QO but he’ll probably accept it
A completely objective look at the Giants’ captain
Freddie Freeman’s a free agent, will he parlay his World Series championship into a big payday?
He’s one of the biggest free agents on the market, but where will he land?
Carlos Correa is the best free agent on the market
Even in a loaded market for shortstops, Carlos Correa is as good as it gets.
The Blue Jays should sign Justin Turner
They have been aggressive this offseason, so why not?
Every team in baseball should be willing to take a chance on Chris Archer
Eh, maybe except the Pirates...
Kolten Wong is still inexplicably available
He shouldn’t have been made a free agent to begin with, and somehow, he still is.
Taijuan Walker is a low-risk, average-reward free agent
On the free agent market, there’s Trevor Bauer, Jake Odorizzi, and everyone else. Walker is perhaps the best of everyone else.
Mel Rojas Jr. is ready to leave his mark
Mel Rojas Jr. has spent the past few seasons dominating in South Korea. He wants another crack at the big leagues and he’s certainly earned a chance.
Despite a down year, Joc Jams are coming
Pederson is a solid player with or without the DH.
Justin Turner is the best third baseman money can buy
There are better third basemen available, but those will cost humans.
Michael Brantley’s consistency makes him a solid free agent play
Even as he ages, Brantley should continue to provide considerable value with the bat.
The sun is setting on Jon Lester’s career
Jon Lester has played the role big-game pitcher his entire career, but he’s not that pitcher anymore and if he wants to continue to play, he’ll have to accept a much lesser role.