With over 200 free agents ready to hit the open market after the conclusion of the World Series, the late fall and winter will certainly be frenzied in most major league offices. Scouts will present their assessments of available players, multiple meetings will be held to decide on which players each team should prioritize and presentation offers will be submitted for review.
However, there are some cases in which offers shouldn’t be presented at all.
Within each position, there are players who ultimately could be a huge risk, either because of injury history, age, off-field issues or any number of other reasons. Ultimately, at least one or two teams will get suckered in to making an offer on these players anyway, and end up paying a big price down the road.
Here is a list of at least one player at each position that every MLB team should avoid signing.