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Breaking Down Hiroki Kuroda's Potential Impact on His Top 5 Free-Agent Suitors
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Hiroki Kuroda is a popular target in free agency.

Free-agent pitchers Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez have gotten the big headlines this offseason. They're seen as the big prizes on the open market and reportedly also have the largest financial demands.

However, 37-year-old Hiroki Kuroda might actually be in the most demand among MLB playoff contenders.

Not only is he a proven commodity, coming off a strong season with the New York Yankees, but he's seeking a one- to two-year contract for an annual salary that would cost far less than what Greinke and Sanchez are seeking. 

What sort of impact would Kuroda have with each of the teams that have been attached to him in baseball's hot stove season? Where would he be the best fit? Here's a look at each of his potential destinations. 

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