Keith Law released his top 50 free agents last night, giving another look at how the players stack up this off-season. MLBTR released their ranking Sunday night, along with predictions. Law didn't have predictions on where the players would go, but did have a few predictions on what players could land on the open market. Below are some thoughts on Law's rankings.
A.J. Burnett is the number ten ranked free agent this off-season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
10. A.J. Burnett - Law says that his recent track record says he's worth three guaranteed years and $15 M or more per year. The Pirates didn't make Burnett a qualifying offer, which would have been for $14.1 M on a one year deal. Burnett has said that he will either play for the Pirates or retire.
The lack of a qualifying offer has already lead to worries about a doomsday scenario where some team offers Burnett a bunch of money, and he decides to sign elsewhere, with the Pirates getting no compensation. I find that scenario u...
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