A once-exciting free agent period for Major League has taken a turn for the worst in recent years. Top players are remaining unsigned well into the offseason and Spring Training, while others have been forced to settle for less salary due to a barren market.
This was especially evident last offseason when Bryce Harper and Manny Machado didn’t find homes until February. Despite this, the two superstars still managed to secure contracts that reached the $300 million threshold.
With Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon headlining another talented free agent class this winter, prominent agent Scott Boras offered a solution to what has become a growing problem for the sport.