Most of MLBTR's Top 50 free agents of the offseason are off the board, but there are still seven holdouts as we enter 2013. For some, the market is fairly clear cut. For others, it's suss out a list of suitors and potential fits.
Adam LaRoche (No. 15) has the attention of both the Nationals and the Red Sox, but neither team wants to give him a three-year deal and Boston isn't wild about giving up a second-round pick for him. The BoSox are also expected to back out of talks with the first baseman if they complete their agreement with Mike Napoli. Right-hander Shaun Marcum (No. 19) has received interest from the Mets, Twins, Padres, and Cubs. The Mets, Twins, and Padres are also in on left-hander Joe Saunders (No. 25) along with the Orioles and Mariners.
If the other four have made significant progress on a deal, it's been kept on the QT to this point. Michael Bourn (No. 3) is the best player remaining on the open market but it's not clear who the interested parties are. The Rangers lost out on the biggest names of the winter and the Mariners haven't made the kind of splash that some expected them to, but their level of interest is unknown. Texas isn't in on Kyle Lohse (No. 10) and the Cardinals don't have enough breathing room to bring him back. Rafael Soriano (No. 17), like many free agents, has been linked to the Dodgers, but they're not interested. Jose Valverde (No. 44) wants to return to the Tigers but they reportedly won't be bringing him back (For the purposes of this poll, please choose one of the other six if you expect Valverde to call it a career).