The best reasonable case for why the free agent market is moving more slowly this year than that past two years that I’ve seen so far:
Nobody is signing, and we’re all wondering why. It’s January. It’s time to start working out, throwing some long toss and hitting the cages, and many of the top free agents are still seeking homes for 2018. In a special edition of Real or Not, let’s examine the reasons why.
Worth a read. Main important point is the comparative value of the free agent class compared to previous years, and the expected value of next year’s class.