Although the big names are off the baseball free agent market — namely Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth — there are still a number of free agents that can quickly make a team much, much better. Here are the top ten players still available on the baseball free agent market:
1. Adrian Beltre
Not only can he swing the bat, he’s a fantastic defensive player.
2. Andy Pettitte
The old lefty can still pitch, especially in tight situations in big games.
3. Carl Pavano
Out of all the free agent pitchers still available, Pavano was the best last season.
4. Rafael Soriano
Does your favorite team need a closer? He’s your man.
5. Orlando Hudson
At times last season, Orlando Hudson was an elite second baseman.
6. Manny Ramirez
If he can turn back the clock just a little bit, he can be a beast.
7. Vladimir Guerrero
Though he’s only a DH now, Guererro can still hack with the best of ‘em.
8. Johnny Damon
For a playoff bound team, Damon’s smarts can be a huge asset.
9. Derrek Lee
Wasn’t very good last season but could be a high risk, high reward type of signing.
10. Jon Rauch
Proved last season that he can step in at closer if needed.