Found November 21, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
Generally speaking, at least in terms of baseball free agency, the top free agent will set the market for the rest of the free agents as soon as he signs his big contract during the start of the offseason. Not to take away from the rest, but it is the best player who will sign a large contract, setting the parameters for the others to fall in line, almost sort of like a domino effect. It almost always happens that way, especially with hitters. Nut that has not been the case with free agent pitchers, as some have either already signed or are deep in negotiations, while Zack Greinke has created no buzz as of yet. And, with all due respect to pitchers such as R.A. Dickey, Hiroki Kuroda and Jeremy Guthrie, Greinke is far and away a more attractive free agent option in terms of any starting pitchers are concerned. Yet he has not truly been linked to any teams, while Kuroda and Guthrie have already signed, and Dickey is in discussions. Greinke could wind up becoming a bargain. Usually, th...
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