Handicapping the Destinations of MLB's Biggest Free-Agent Targets

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Handicapping the Destinations of MLB's Biggest Free-Agent Targets
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For a market that was supposed to be more about depth than star power at the top, the money that we are seeing exchanged between Major League teams and free agents is really picking up steam. 

We are accustomed to seeing ridiculous contracts given out to relief pitchers—Brandon League re-signing with the Dodgers ensured that trend would continue—but we have yet to see what the market will be for position players and starting pitchers. 

B.J. Upton's five-year deal with the Braves will factor into what Michael Bourn gets. We just don't have a concrete idea of what else is going to happen. 

Players like Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke and Nick Swisher are still waiting to get the offer they want from the team they want. When they hear what they want from someone, the decisions will be made. Until that time, the speculation will continue to run rampant. 

Rumors are the life blood of the Hot Stove season. They drive the way we analyze things, as well as the way teams attempt to negotiate with a player. 

With all of the news and rumors floating around right now, here is our look at where the top remaining free agents are likely to end up. 

 

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