Dec 11, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view of a lobby at Manchester Grand Hyatt during the MLB Winter Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
As we approach the New Year, Hot Stove season is in full swing and there has been lots of movement in a relatively weak free agent class this winter. Lefty Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs in early December, essentially kicking the offseason into high gear although other big names including Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez signed prior to Lester.
This offseason seemingly more than any other we have seen a multitude of high profile trades, with the San Diego Padres revamping their outfield, acquiring Wil Myers, Matt Kemp, and Justin Upton. The Chicago Cubs made a big splash in the trade market as well, picking up catcher Miguel Montero. The calendar turns to 2015 at midnight, and there is still a decent crop of talent available in free agency.
Let’s take a look at the top five remaining free agents.