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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

Someone save Jon Gray

This offseason, adopt don’t shop.

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.

Exploring fits for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Who needs JBJ’s elite defense the most?

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.

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