Here comes the money

A new free agent era of sensible signings, instead of blockbuster deals? Yeah, right.

Originally Published: November 11, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

BEFORE THE PLAYOFFS began, before the Pirates clinched and the Rangers disappointed again, money dominated the baseball conversation. The talk centered on Robinson Cano, the Yankees' star second baseman and future free agent, who reportedly was seeking a contract in excess of $300 million. Throughout the league, sources -- the kind who green-light such commitments -- privately contended that baseball had finally tired of the jaw-dropping megadeals that have defined both the free ...

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