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Counting Down the Top 100 Free Agents: 100-81

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OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 17: Edwin Jackson #37 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 17, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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I’ve been doing a fun little thing over at the HardballTalk Twitter account for the past couple of days: counting down the top-100 free agents, with a little blurb about each.

The rankings are fueled, primarily, by Matthew Pouliot’s free agent rankings over at Rotoworld. The rankings are not absolute player rankings or ranking about inherent value or how big a bargain they may be on the market. Rather, those rankings are based, primarily, on how teams might value these guys, going from the largest expected contracts to the smallest. I’ve made a couple of changes -- a few guys have signed or have had their options picked up so, in their place, I’m putting wild cards -- and in some places I’m making jokes. Mostly, it’s just another way to share Matthew’s great work and to freak people out who follow the HBT Twitter feed, assuming it’s always going to be a bot.

For those of you not on Twitter -- which should be all of you, really, as you’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Twitter -- here is #100-81, which were posted yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll do a post with #80-61, etc. on through Friday.


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