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OFFSEASON CALENDAR
FEB. 19 Voluntary reporting date for other players.
FEB. 26 Mandatory reporting date.
MARCH 2-11 Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
More Click here for the remaining offseason calendar

RUMOR CENTRAL

C.C. Sabathia The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Indians have no plans to trade C.C. Sabathia unless they collapse early in 2008. Indians GM Mark Shapiro told the Plain Dealer it will be Sabathia's decision if the lefty wants to remain in Cleveland after he becomes a free agent following the '08 season. More Insider

OFFSEASON SCORECARD

Erik Bedard Keith Law's analysis of the Mariners' acquisition of Erik Bedard:
"For Seattle, it's two steps forward and one back. To acquire Bedard, the M's give up a budding superstar in Adam Jones, who still has a ways to go to reach his ceiling, but is going to have significant value in '08." More
TOP 6 AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS

Keith Law of Scouts Inc. ranks the available free agents.

1.

Bonds Barry Bonds
POS: LF
2007 Team: SFO

2.

Lohse Kyle Lohse
POS: SP
2007 Team: PHI

3.

Lofton Kenny Lofton
POS: OF
2007 Team: CLE

4.

Benitez Armando Benitez
POS: SP
2007 Team: FLA

5.

Weaver Jeff Weaver
POS: SP
2007 Team: SEA

6.

Sanders Reggie Sanders
POS: OF
2007 Team: KAN
  MoreClick here to view Law's complete list

FREE AGENT TRACKER

Kyle Lohse Does your team still need a starting pitcher for fill out the rotation? Kyle Lohse and Jeff Weaver among the handful of options still available on the free-agent market. Check out our sortable tracker. More

WINTER FORECAST
Offseason outlooks on every major league team.
NL WEST D-backs | Dodgers | Giants | Padres | Rockies
AL WEST Angels | Athletics | Mariners | Rangers
AL EAST Red Sox | Yankees | Blue Jays | O's | Rays
NL EAST Mets | Phillies | Braves | Nationals | Marlins
NL CENTRAL Cubs | Brewers | Cards | Astros | Reds | Bucs
AL CENTRAL Indians | Tigers | Twins | White Sox | Royals

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