Best Fits for Biggest 2014 MLB Free Agents

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Best Fits for Biggest 2014 MLB Free Agents
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Santana could look to sign in a spacious ballpark to avoid a repeat of his homer-prone 2012 season.

Do you want to know which teams will sign the top free agents this offseason? It's not quite as simple as "the ones who offer them the most money," but it's close.

It's highly unlikely that a player would leave several million dollars on the table in any situation. But it's not out of the question to take a slightly lesser deal with a team that the player feels is a better fit.

So while signing with the San Diego Padres to take the mound in one of the most pitcher-friendly ballparks in baseball would be a great situation for most pitchers, a top free-agent starter like Ervin Santana isn't going to sign with them for four years and $48 million when plenty of other teams are willing to give him five years and at least $75 million.  

In most cases that involve a highly coveted free agent, there will be a few top bidders who will be offering enough to sign that player. It will be up to the player to choose which is the right fit.

Here is what I believe is the best fit for three of the top position players and two of the top starting pitchers on the free-agent market.  

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