My poor coding ability was no match for the volume of responses we received. Take a look at the Top 30 Free Agent Standings page and you’ll see just how I did not properly prepare for this many interested parties. That thing is clunky.
The good part about getting 109 responses is that now we have data! Annually, Fangraphs does a contract crowdsourcing to try to use the power of the internet to determine where, for how long, and for how much free agents will sign. We have done the same thing, but we’ve given people a carrot to dream for: $20 and the sweet pleasure of victory.
Rather than hoard all of that data and build a shrine to the fact that I got 109 people on the internet to do something, I opted to share it here with a little note about each player. This is the top half. The bottom half of the top 30 rankings ran here.
1. YOENIS CESPEDES (31)
Cespedes is the definitely the biggest domino to fall this off season, as we wrote about last week, but the internet isn’t sure where he’ll land. Certainly the Mets have a need, a familiarity with the player, and the desire to reunite, but do they have the money?
Since we are currently double-posting all of our content, and this post relies heavily on images to display the results of our survey, please check out offthebenchbaseball.com to see where the top MLB Free Agents will sign.