As soon as we found out that the Dodgers and free agent starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg had already went down, the floodgates opened on real hot stove action.
These free agents are also making their rounds with other clubs as they get preliminary meetings out of the way ahead of the winter meetings next week.
Of course, it hasn’t all been the big three, actual moves went down in baseball that is helping set the stage for big paydays for tier-2 stars. Free agent Zack Wheeler agreed to a 5-year, $118M deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, and another Cole (Hamels) signed for 1-year and $18M with the Atlanta Braves.
With these pitchers off the table, former Dodger Hyun-Jin Ryu’s market has started to heat up.