While it took five days before the first free agent signed with a new team last offseason—Maicer Izturis left the Los Angeles Angels to sign a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 8; free agents were eligible to sign with new teams as of Nov. 3 (six days after the end of World Series)—and much later before most of the bigger-name free agents began to sign, it's not out of the realm of possibility that one from this year's group signs by the beginning of next week.
It's just not that likely.
Unless a team is willing to forgo negotiations and meet a player's initial asking price in order to avoid the ensuing bidding war that could occur, expect most of the big names to remain unsigned until at least late November.
But you won't want to tune out until then. The always-entertaining baseball rumor mill has already started churning and will continue to pick up over the next few days.
Here's an updated look at the top 25 free agents, according to my rankings over at MLBDepthCharts.com, and their potential suitors.