Few spots left for remaining free agents

From Ben Sheets to Orlando Hudson to Johnny Damon, many players still eyeing jobs

Originally Published: January 21, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Matt Holliday, John Lackey, Jason Bay and Chone Figgins all got their money. But when more than 100 free agents and December non-tenders are still job hunting in late January, it shows what a slog this winter has been for the people who represent them.

One prominent agent told ESPN.com that this has been "the most impossibly difficult offseason'' that he can recall in the past 20 years. Roster spots are like gold, and dozens of players with legitimate aspirations are being forced to downsize ...

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