Once the 2011 World Series reaches a conclusion, the real fun begins.
Not to minimize the importance of the World Series, for that is the ultimate goal of each and every team. However, once the Fall Classic has ended, 30 teams in Major League Baseball will be scrambling for the following five days in an attempt to sign their own free agents.
That is the window in which the original teams for potential free agents have to try to resign their players. MLB shortened that window from 15 to five days last September. However, original teams can still negotiate with their players after that time; it just means that the stakes get that much higher.
With some of the big names out there this offseason, it will be a very busy “second season” for baseball. While the players themselves are out there competing during the regular season and playoffs, the general managers and owners are put to the test during the second season, and it’s during this time that they are judged based on their activity and success.
So, with some of the incredible talent out there that will be offered to the highest bidder, just where will they end up?
I will take a look at potential landing places for the top 50 free agents on the board.