Most bidding wars revolve around heavily hyped free agents, but lower quality MLB players are attracting interest in the offseason’s waning weeks.
Michael Bourn, Kyle Lohse, Adam Laroche and Rafael Soriano round out some of the bigger names left in free-agency, but they are not drawing as much attention from teams weary of doling out long-term deals and sacrificing compensation draft picks.
That leaves smaller role players getting the star treatment from teams looking for a cheap veteran to temporarily fill a hole.
Teams are especially swooning over starting pitchers, regardless of their ability. If Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey can get paid, these hurlers could also land a generous contract from a desperate squad.
None of these players will capture triple-digit salaries or significantly alter a franchise's path, but they are at the center of a frenzy from interested MLB teams.