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Nathan Swaffar, Reporter

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With Spring Training only about a month away, many big name free agents remain unsigned. Rumors around them have been circulating all season. These are my top 15 free agents left on the market, and where they will end up landing.

    1. Yu Darvish-SP-Cubs: The Cubs need another good pitcher to replace Jake Arrieta if they don’t resign him. Darvish can help fill the rotation at the one or two spot easily. With the core that the Cubs will have, they would have a good chance of repeating as National League Central Champs.
    2. J.D. Martinez-OF/DH-Red Sox: This is almost inevitable considering the situation in Boston. Boston has the money to sign him to a deal that he wants. Boston needs another big bat in the lineup and they really need it. Martinez can play in the outfield or at DH when he needs to. He’ll most likely play at DH because of the trio in the outfield already led by Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Andrew Benintendi.
    3. Eric Hosmer-1B-Padres: The Padres need a man to help complete their rebuild, and Hosmer is the guy for the job. They already have Wil Meyers, but he can go play in an outfield that could use some help. I don’t think the Royals want to pay him as much as he’s asking, and it wouldn’t be a good idea to if they want to resign some of the other core pieces free agents.
    4. Jake Arrieta-SP-Brewers: The Brewers were okay last year, but they need a fortified number one starter in their rotation. With this acquisition, it could put them over the playoff hump and maybe compete with the Cubs.
    5. Mike Moustakas-3B-Royals: With Hosmer with the Padres, this leaves the door wide open for the Royals to resign Moose. He had a breakout season last year, hitting 39 home runs and breaking the signal season record for the Royals. He is a valuable player who can not only hit, but he is a great fielder as well.
    6. Lorenzo Cain-OF-Royals: Again with the Hosmer signing. This can leave a huge gap in payroll and be enough to resign Cain to a deal. The Royals need a main center fielder, and Cain has filled that hole for a while now. It would be nice to see him come back.
    7. Lance Lynn-SP-Angels: With the signing of Shohei Ohtani, the Angels can be contenders, but adding Lance Lynn as well would solidify their pitching. It would certainly help them become a World Series contender, but without him, the core would still be weak even with Ohtani.
    8. Todd Frazier-3B-Yankees: The Yankees liked how Frazier played for the time he was there. He might have hit for a low average, but he is still a great player and fits in well in New York.
    9. Greg Holland-RP-Cardinals: The Cardinals have made some big moves signing Luke Gregerson and trading for Marcell Ozuna. This move would finish their bullpen and give them a class act closer in Holland.
    10. Logan Morrison-1B/OF-Royals: This goes back to Hosmer. Morrison has expressed interest in playing for the Royals. In that case, it would give KC a legitimate first baseman, for a low price if he is willing to take a cut to play for his hometown.
    11. Jonathan Lucroy-C-Astros: The Astros had something good with Brian McCann last year, but he just can’t play every day at the level the Astros need. Lucroy would be maybe not the everyday starter, but he could fill much more time than McCann and leave the DH spot for Evan Gattis or McCann.
    12. Eduardo Nunez-IF-Mets: The Mets REALLY need an infielder. Right now they have David Wright who can’t stay healthy, Wilmer Flores, Adrian Gonzales, and Asdrúbal Cabrera as their best infielders. About two of them can be consistently average. Nunez can add a big boost and if he can stay healthy, play anywhere he needs to.
    13. Carlos Gomez-OF-Rangers: Gomez hasn’t been the product he has been since his trade to the Astros in 2015, but he needs to visit his Brewers Days. He has been trying to hit more for power. His success has come with his speed and power. He may still be worth a two or three-year contract for the right price.
    14. Andrew Cashner-SP/RP-Orioles: The Orioles REALLY need a pitcher. Their rotation is awful and really needs help. Cashner would not solve the problem, but he would help the Orioles’ rotation better.
    15. Alex Cobb-SP-Phillies: The Phillies are looking better by the day with a strong farm system, the breakout star in Rhys Hoskins, and the acquisition of Carlos Santana from the Indians. This would add a good starter to their rotation which could use some help.
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