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Josh Hamilton and Zach Greinke are the top free agents available this off season.
When the Tigers signed Torii Hunter to a two year, free agent contract shortly after the World Series ended, one valuable piece had been taken off the board.  However, as the Winter Meetings approach, there are plenty of stars waiting to see where they will be employed in 2013.

The Top pitcher on the board is Zach Greinke.  The talented right-hander will command some lofty bucks and multiple years.  He just may become the highest paid right-hander in the game.  Greinke was 15-5 last year with 200 strikeouts in 212 1/3 innings with the Brewers and Angels last season.

On the offensive side of the board, Texas star Josh Hamilton will also be in for a big pay day despite his past personal problems.  Hamilton belted 43 homers and knocked in 128 runs in 2012.  The question is whether he will remain in Texas where his career took off under skipper Ron Washington.

Here is a list of some of just the top free agents available this off season.  Click on players name for career stats.

Position Players

Josh Hamilton Rangers  OF
Michael Bourn Braves  OF
B.J. Upton Rays  OF
Nick Swisher Yankees  OF
Mike Napoli Rangers  C
Angel Pagan Giants  OF
Adam LaRoche Nationals  1B
Shane Victorino Dodgers  OF
A.J. Pierzynski White Sox  C

Stephen Drew Athletics SS
Marco Scutaro Giants 2B
Ryan Ludwick Reds OF
Kevein Youkilis White Sox 3B
Ichiro Suzuki Yankees OF

Pitchers:

Zack Greinke Angels
Kyle Lohse Cardinals
Edwin Jackson Nationals
Brandon McCarthy Athletics
Anibal Sanchez Tigers
Ryan Dempster Rangers
Shaun Marcum Brewers
Jeff Francis Rockies
Mariano Rivera Yankees
Dan Haren Angels
Joe Blanton Dodgers
Jonathan Broxton Reds
Francisco Liriano White Sox
Jose Valverde Tigers
Kevin Correia Pirates
 


Comments

Corey Fitzgerald
11/27/2012 16:35

I really liked what I saw from Stephen Drew toward the end of last year with Oakland. If he can stay healthy, I think he'd be a great fit to round out the bottom of the lineup if the D-Backs do make a serious push for Jhonny. If not, I think Jhonny has a bounce back year offensively with V-Mart being back. Go Tigers!

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