Minus the development that Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke are on bad terms, the 49ers' offseason has started rather smoothly.
All joking aside, did anyone see this coming? I wouldn't say this was out of left field, but a surprise nonetheless.
Unfortunately, the Baalke-Harbaugh story will be a recurring storyline this offseason, but that still can't stop us from talking about the upcoming free agency period. Heck, a potential Super Bowl berth didn't stop me from thinking about free agency.
Now, I don't expect this media frenzy surrounding the 49ers to affect their free agency plans. Through the last several years, Baalke has done a wonderful job attacking free agency.
The 49ers never look flustered in free agency. They seem to always make the right move, even if it's not the popular one.
Baalke's poise is one of many reasons as to why the 49ers have done so well in free agency. This is something his predecessor, Scot McCloughan, lacked.
Can Baalke succeed once again? Well, let's take a look at my blue print for the 49ers to win free agency in 2014.