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Predicting the Top 30+ MLB Free-Agent Signings

Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Here are my predictions for this off-season’s biggest free agent signings. I’ll certainly be keeping track to see how well I do by the time Spring Training rolls around. Feel free to do the same with your own predictions.

Top 30 Free Agents:

1. Albert Pujols – St. Louis Cardinals for 9 years, $228 Million.

2. Prince Fielder – Toronto Blue Jays for 7 years, $158 Million.

3. Jose Reyes –  San Francisco Giants for 6 years, $122 Million.

4. C.J. Wilson – Washington Nationals for 5 years, $75 Million.

5. Roy Oswalt – Arizona Diamondbacks for 2 years, $25 Million (plus a 3rd year option at $13 Million).

6. Mark Buehrle – Chicago White Sox for 3 years, $42 Million.

7. Carlos Beltran – San Francisco Giants for 2 years, $28 Million (plus a 3rd year option at $14 Million).

8. Jimmy Rollins – Philadelphia Phillies for 4 years, $64 Million.

9. Jonathan Papelbon – Boston Red Sox for 3 years, $39 Million.

10. Aramis Ramirez- Los Angeles Angels for 3 years, $ 37 Million.

11. Heath Bell – Texas Rangers for 3 years, $34 Million.

12. Yu Darvish – New York Yankees for 5 years, $40 Million.

13. Edwin Jackson – Chicago Cubs for 4 years, $42 Million.

14. David Ortiz – Boston Red Sox for 2 years, $19 Million.

15. Michael Cuddyer – Philadelphia Phillies for 3 years, $27 Million.

16. Ryan Madson – Philadelphia Phillies for 4 years, $39 Million.

17. Carlos Pena – Milwaukee Brewers for 2 years, $22 Million.

18. Hiroki Kuroda – Los Angeles Angels for 1 year, $8 Million.

19. Coco Crisp – Cleveland Indians for 2 years, $15 Million.

20. Francisco Rodriguez – Florida Marlins for 2 years, $18 Million.

21. Josh Willingham – Cincinnati Reds for 2 years, $13 Million.

22. Kelly Johnson – Toronto Blue Jays for 2 years, $ 12 Million.

23. Grady Sizemore – Los Angeles Dodgers for 1 year, (incentive latent) $4 Million (plus 2nd year option at $6 Million).

24. Javier Vazquez – Florida Marlins for 1 year, $8 Million.

25. Paul Maholm – Colorado Rockies for 2 years, $11 Million.

26. Jason Kubel – Oakland Athletics for 2 years, $13 Million.

27. Hisashi Iwakuma – Minnesota Twins for 3 years, $15 Million.

28. Rafael Furcal – Atlanta Braves for 1 year, $8 Million.

29. Freddy Garcia –  New York Yankees for 1 year, (incentive latent) $3 Million.

30. Jason Marquis – New York Mets for 2 years, $15 Million.

Other Notables:

Jonathan Broxton – San Diego Padres for 2 years, (incentive latent) $12 Million.

Joe Nathan –  New York Mets for 2 years, (incentive latent) $16 Million.

Juan Pierre – Baltimore Orioles for 1 year, $6 Million.

Jamey Carroll – Detroit Tigers for 1 year, $5 Million (plus 2nd year club option at $5 Million).

Johnny Damon – Tampa Bay Rays for 1 year, $6 Million.

Aaron Harang – Los Angeles Dodgers for 1 year, $6.5 Million.

Jorge Posada – Tampa Bay Rays for 1 year, $5 Million.

Aaron Hill – Arizona Diamondbacks for 3 years, $18 Million.

Casey Kotchman – Chicago Cubs for 2 years, $11 Million.

Jeff Francis – Seattle Mariners for 2 years, $10 Million.

Clint Barmes – Minnesota Twins for 2 years, $9 Million.

Cody Ross – Washington Nationals for 2 years, $10 Million.

Bruce Chen – Kansas City Royals for 2 years, $8 Million.

Ramon Hernandez – Kansas City Royals for 1 year, $5.5. Million.

David DeJesus – Chicago Cubs for 1 year, $5 Million.

Erik Bedard – Toronto Blue Jays for 2 years, $13 Million.

About Edward Gutleber

Edward Gutleber Jr. "Eddie" Stats: Age: 22 Sex: Male Favorite Sports: Baseball, Football, Basketball Favorite New York Athletes: Too many to name. I'll go with: Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher, Amar'e Stoudemire, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck & Hakeem Nicks Title: MLB, NFL, NBA, College & Fantasy Sports Writer/Contributor Other Hobbies: Music, Movies, Intramural Sports, Spending Time with Family & Friends Contact: egutleber @ sportsofnewyork.com Like most of my friends and peers I grew up a very happy and spoiled sports fan. Largely in part because I was a huge Yankees fan and the Bombers were amidst their late-1990's dynasty. But, unlike most of my peers and friends, my passion for sports has stuck with me and has only intensified. I never lost sight of my childhood obsession. Instead it has only developed further and has become an authentic passion. I have now graduated from college and have begun my pursuit of a career within the sports industry that will hopefully be filled with endless success and happiness.

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