MLB's offseason kicked off with CC Sabathia getting paid an awful lot of money by the Yankees, and his deal certainly won't be the last one to be inked before Opening Day 2012. Keith Law has given his rankings of the top 50 free agents, while Jim Bowden has run down the contracts he'd offer the top 50 if he were in a position to do so. What's your take on the impending free agency madness?
Albert Pujols has been putting up Hall of Fame numbers for years, but his age and likely demands might make Prince Fielder or Jose Reyes more attractive choices.
Mark Buehrle is consistent. C.J. Wilson can be brilliant, but a shaky postseason showcased his weaknesses. Yu Darvish, currently pitching in Japan, is an unknown quantity.
Any lengthy free agent deal runs the risk of paying Albert Pujols a lot of money during his decline years, but if anyone's worth the risk, it's the man who has a shot at breaking an awful lot of records.
Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz both had bounceback years after disappointing seasons, but would you take a risk on them going forward?
Papelbon or Rodriguez?
Jonathan Papelbon and Francisco Rodriguez are the two best relievers on the board, but Papelbon's status as a pure closer means he'd likely command a larger contract.