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Outside The Confines: Fresh starts and hot stoves

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The new year is upon us, and what will that mean for the remaining free agents?

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As anticipated with it being the first weekend of the New Year, things are slow on both the news and new writing front. No major free agent movement occurred, not major stories broke, and writers by and large took time to be mellow and let their resolutions kick in.

Speaking of free agents, here are some notable names still waiting to find a home: J.T. Realmuto, Yadier Molina (though I’d be shocked if the Cardinals didn’t sign him back to finish up his career in St. Louis), Enrique Hernandez, DJ LeMahieu, Marcell Ozuna, Jackie Bradley Jr., George Springer, Chris Archer, Trevor Bauer, and many more.

There’s also, of course, the lingering promise of a likely Francisco Lindor trade looming.

All of this is still waiting to be settled over the coming months, but for now things are quiet.

That said there are a few new stories to share, as well as some low-points in terms of Hall of Fame voting, so let’s get

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.