Should Top Free Agents Hold Out?

Interesting column from Ken Rosenthal this morning. He wonders if one way for top free agents such as Ben Sheets, Orlando Hudson, and Orlando Cabrera to swing the market back in their favor is to wait until after the season begins.  We’ve seen the massive in-season demand for guys like Roger Clemens and Freddy Garcia in years past.  New team needs open up midseason due to injuries and ineffectiveness, and free agents are usually superior to trades.  Plus, waiting until mid-June eliminates the draft pick issue for Type As who were offered arbitration.


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