The next tier of free agents

Updated: December 21, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
By Buster Olney

There are only a few big contracts remaining under baseball's offseason tree. Some teams are now waiting for the prices of the remaining free agents to drop so they can plug a hole or round out their rosters.

Here are the best of the rest, beyond Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Kyle Lohse -- the best second-tier and third-tier free agents remaining: