Free agency starts today with big names like Jamie Brewington, Vinny Catalanatto, and Joe Johnson expected to land mega-deals.
An interesting FA sub-plot will be the next destinations and contracts for 38-yo superstars Orlando Fernandez and Jair Gonzalez. How high do you bid for ratings like that knowing they'll be lower by yearend? How many years? Do you give up a first-rounder for only 2 years of a pitcher? Interesting answers ahead.
Meanwhile on the trade front, GM's rejected the Harry Johnson trade, with 11 vetoing. What does Chicago GM cretins do now that Johnson has signed a relatively team-friendly arb deal? Keep him for another year? Move him in a better trade? With the spotlight squarely on Chicago he's sure to have a selection of offers.