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Breaking Down the Cards' Free Agent Picture

Mark Mulder: Type B

With Tuesday's release by MLB of the yearly Elias Player Rankings, the compensation for 11 Cardinals free agents is clear, as well as what it would take to sign other teams' free agents. Cardinals Assistant General Manager John Mozeliak comments on the tradeoffs teams like his face and Brian Walton forecasts what may happen this winter.

Every year at this time, Major League Baseball releases some very important information, prepared for them by the Elias Scouting Bureau. These Elias Player Rankings are used for several purposes; likely the most important is to determine compensation for free agents moving between teams. As such, the release of these rankings represents one of the first indications that the off-season has begun in...

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