Call it Albertageddon. Call it CCpocalypse. Call it having a Fielder Day. One way or another, with three (Jose Reyes says four) elite free agents headed for the open market this winter, there have been very few offseasons in recent vintage with such a stratified marketplace taking shape.
Not only is there a massive gap between the top tier of free-agent targets and the others, but a similar gap is blooming again between baseball's haves and its have-nots.
So, let's do a little exercise: What if you wanted to build a team strictly with this crop of free agents? What if you had Yankee money, but not the Yankees' cadre of overpaid, aging stars, and you wanted to field a full lineup without waiting to build an expansion franchise? That team may not win, but it would be awfully fun to construct. Here is the dream lineup composed solely of impending free agents.