Top MLB free-agents still looking for new homes

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018
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The MLB season is nearly on the horizon and many of the offseason’s prized free agents are still searching for a place to call home in 2018 and beyond. The likes of Yu Darvish, Lorenzo Cain, and J.D. Martinez among others still remain available to the highest bidder. Thus far it has been the relievers who have cashed in as most of those household names have inked multi-year pacts.

The Houston Astros and New York Yankees have once again solidified themselves as forces to be reckoned with however they have accomplished that via the trade route as the Yanks acquired Giancarlo Stanton and the Astros just picked up pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. For all your 2018 betting needs check out to get in on the action.

Many teams have yet to dive into the free agent talent pool as management continues to slow play the offseason hopeful of a discount. The big winners thus far have been Carlos Santana who took $60 million from the Phillies and Wade Davis who will earn slightly less at $52 million from the Colorado Rockies.

The offseason has been primarily focussed on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Miami Marlins fire sale that continues to burn on. You would have to expect the free agent market to pick up as spring training games kick off in just over a month. No doubt there is a ton of jockeying going on with agents and management, however, J.D. Martinez recently went public that he would be willing to sit out for a portion of spring training if he does not get the value he is looking for his services.

Regardless there is a ton of quality talent still available for a team that is looking to shore up their vacancies and attempt to compete in 2018 if your willing to pay the piper or in this case pay the player.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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