Three players out of 20 -- also Matt Wieters and Colby Rasmus -- accept a $15.8 million salary for 2015 in lieu of free agency. Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays bypass their QO, agreeing to two-year contract for $26 million.
Several teams are expected to be big spenders, and others won't be too far behind that, as the winter spending season is just getting under way now.
Top-heavy rankings also include more affordable names such as Alex Gordon, Ben Zobrist, Dexter Fowler, Colby Rasmus and Denard Span.
From Carlos Gomez and Bryce Harper, to Chris Iannetta and Paul Maholm, major leaguers are stunned and saddened by the loss of Hanson, who died Monday night after he reportedly fell into a coma and sustained catastrophic organ failure.
Remember when Bob Uecker's character says something about the leadoff man determining how a team will play in the season? Let's check it out.
Gabe Kapler entered the Dodgers manager search as the possible favorite, but that may not be the case anymore.
With the Hot Stove season well underway, we rank the top 50 free agents (by dollars) who could be on the move this winter in Part 1 of this weekend's Inside Baseball column.
Friday was Qualifying Offer day in MLB. That plus other goings-on.
Free agency is set to kick off on Saturday. Here are our top 50 free agents.
Here's who received qualifying offers from their 2015 clubs just prior to Friday's deadline.

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