With the MLB free agent signing period having begun yesterday at 5 PM, here is a comprehensive, team-by-team breakdown of the free agents who are now up for grabs around the league
In this, our foray into the havoc that is the Major League Baseball hot stove free agency season, the sports aficionados running our newest department here at The Veracity Report, which we call - Veracity Sports, have decided that the best way to start the discussion is to first list a team-by-team breakdown of the most notable free agents from each team.
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In this inaugural issue, we will be discussing MLB free agency and the exciting ‘what ifs’ that make every hot stove season so fun. We’re going to do this first, by listing in this article, all of the current free agents as free agency officially kicked off at 5 PM on Tuesday, November 10th.
Once we have those on the table, then we will begin the discussions about who is the best fit to fill holes on each team and we will conduct those discussions in the comments of each of our posts, as well as across our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter.
So, without further ado, here is the current list of the most notable free agents around the league, split into which teams they played for in the 2022 season. Teams are listed by division and are presented in alphabetical order, and each player’s name is hyperlinked to their MLB.com player profile.
The American League
American League East
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
American League Central
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
RHP Zack Greinke
American League West
Los Angeles Angels
OF Chad Pinder
The National League
National League East
Since their only eligible free agent was Jorge Soler, and he opted not to opt out of his contract, the Marlins don't have any Major League free agents this offseason.
New York Mets
RHP Chris Bassitt, LHP Alex Claudio, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP Mychal Givens RHP Seth Lugo, RHP Trevor May, OF Tyler Naquin, OF Brandon Nimmo, RHP Adam Ottavino, LHP Joely Rodríguez, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Trevor Williams
National League Central
St. Louis Cardinals
National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers
IF Hanser Alberto, LHP Tyler Anderson, LHP Danny Duffy, OF Joey Gallo, RHP Tommy Kahnle, LHP Clayton Kershaw, LHP Andrew Heaney, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Chris Martin, RHP Jimmy Nelson, OF Kevin Pillar, LHP David Price, 3B Justin Turner, SS Trea Turner
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Now that we have a comprehensive team-by-team breakdown of this year’s free agent class, we can start to dig in and begin making predictions about which landing spots make the most sense for each player, as well as how much and how long we expect their contracts to extend out to.
We suggest that you bookmark this article and refer to it frequently throughout this hot stove season so that together, we can begin to meticulously analyze and critique each team and each player in an effort to substantiate our predictions.
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