Welcome to TOC's offseason primers! We haven't officially reached the offseason yet, but it's never too early to look at the best players on the free agent market. Today, we close the series by ranking the 30 best free agents over all positions.
To conclude our player primers and bridge into our team primers next week, we've decided to rank the top 30 free agents that will be available this winter, along with offering a short list of suitors and a *very* general contract estimation. We're obviously not experts, and things can change in an instant based on qualifying offers, trades, and injuries. For more detailed writeups, check out our positional rankings, linked at the bottom of the post.
We'll also be updating this post throughout the offseason with where each free agent ends up signing as well as the contract details.
1. Robinson Cano. Not only is Cano far and away the best player in this free agent class, he's going to get paid as such, especially with the Yankees prominently involved in retaining his services.
Possible suitors: Yankees, Mets, Blue Jays
Contract: 6-8 years, $150-200 million
Second base rankings
Contract received: ten years, $240 million from Mariners