The abbreviated 2020 MLB season is complete and the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. They defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in six games to clinch their first title since 1988. Now that the offseason is underway, here are the important dates you need to know for the winter.
Throughout the offseason my fellow CBS Sports MLB scribes and I will bring you a weekly roundtable breaking down, well, pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we chimed in on the White Sox hiring Tony La Russa. This week we tackle the top of the free-agent market.
Who will be the first big free agent to sign, and where's he going?
R.J. Anderson: I'll go with DJ LeMahieu, if only because I think he's the likeliest to re-sign with his current team. He's arguably more valuable to the Yankees than to any other team based on some of his hitting tendencies. In theory, that ought to increase the chances of him staying put. My guess is that the others are more likely, then, to survey the market for a little longer as they seek out their best deal.