Best MLB free agents available in 2022 offseason (Updated after MLB lockout ends)

Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Once the MLB lockout finally comes to an end, these free agents will need to find teams.

The MLB lockout is an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions, one where everyone loses.

Baseball has long been a cash cow, but too bad greedy owners cannot put together an offer the players want to sign. The players have been locked out since December and three months later, regular-season games have been canceled. There will not be a full 162 this year. Even though both parties are not stupid enough to miss an entire season, some marquee players still need teams.

Here are some of the best free agents still on the market.

MLB lockout: Best free agents still available

  • Kris Bryant (San Francisco Giants OF)
  • Nick Castellanos (Cincinnati Reds OF)
  • Carlos Correa (Houston Astros SS)
  • Nelson Cruz (Tampa Bay Rays DH)
  • Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves 1B)
  • Zack Greinke (Houston Astros SP)
  • Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers RP)
  • Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers SP)
  • Anthony Rizzo (New York Yankees 1B)
  • Carlos Rodon (Chicago White Sox SP)
  • Kyle Schwarber (Boston Red Sox OF)
  • Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies SS)

While several notable free agents were able to agree to new deals before the former CBA expired, these are among the very best still out there on the market. The two biggest names are Carlos Correa (Houston Astros) and Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves). They played against each other in the 2021 World Series that saw the Braves win their first league championship in 26 seasons.

Other big names on the open market include Kris Bryant (San Francisco Giants), Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers), Anthony Rizzo (New York Yankees) and Trevor Story (Colorado Rockies). There are so many All-Star-caliber players without a team this late into the lockout. Once baseball decides to stop being moronic and take back some of its market share, they will be signing deals.

Let’s hope baseball fans out there get as close to 162 games this year as humanly possible.

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