More so than any other sport, baseball is truly an all year event. The World Series ends, and we get treated to about four months of rumors, speculation, blockbuster signings and trades, and unheralded moves that pay major dividends down the road.
While this year's free agent class is obviously lacking in depth, there are a few marquee talents headlining the group, such as Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford, and Jayson Werth. Additionally, a few future Hall of Famers near the end of the road (Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome) may be available at bargain prices.
I enjoy speculation as much as anyone and have taken a stab at predicting where some of the cream of this year's crop will be suiting up next season.
Most of the contract guesses are a shot in the dark. How much each player gets often depends on how soon they sign, and it's hard to guess who will sign when.
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