Even if CC Sabathia opts out of his mega-contract with the New York Yankees, this year's free agent market is going to be a little light on pitching.
Which is a bummer, of course. Pitching is always at a premium, and it seems like more teams than usual could use a little pitching help these days.
Those teams are going to have to get creative, "Moneyball" style. This essentially means that the trick will be finding value where nobody else can see it, maybe even where nobody else is looking.
Just like Brad Pi... er, Billy Beane.
For GMs who are going to be on the lookout for value, here are five pitchers they might want to inspect.