Free agency: Bottom of the barrel bargains
With a month to pitchers and catchers, there are still some sensible bargains to be had in free agency. Here’s a list of some of the bargains still available and where they might fit best.
Derrek Lee: Braves. This didn’t produce rousing results a couple of years ago, but Lee would make a nice right-handed fill-in for Freddie Freeman and allow for him not to be over extended in the early part of his career.
Francisco Cordero: Rockies. Cordero is still a reliable closer even if he’s no longer dominant. He can push Rafael Betancourt back to the eighth and at least give the Rockies a deep bullpen while they bring some of their young pitching along.
Jeff Keppinger: Phillies. He could fill in all over the diamond for the aging, banged up Phillies infield.