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Cards' Free Agents and the Elias Rankings

Springer: Only Cards Type A free agent

With MLB's release of the yearly Elias Player Rankings, the potential compensation for the eight remaining potential Cardinals free agents is clear, as well as what it would take to sign other teams' free agents.

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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