For 26 of the 30 MLB teams, October's arrival means that it's time to begin looking at MLB free agency. The crop of talent at each position varies, with some areas looking very good and others looking poor.
When it comes to pitchers, the crop is quite lean. A lot of the best pitchers' status is dependent on options, which could make an already weak pitching market even weaker if they're all picked up.
Which pitchers are the best in the market? More importantly (since the top handful is quite obvious), who is part of the next tier of pitchers that small-market teams could try to acquire?
Here are the top 25 free-agent pitchers and what will likely happen with them.