Way-Too-Early Ranking of Next Winter’s Top MLB Free Agents January 5th, 2021, SIS Featured The road to next offseason is a long and treacherous one. Countless obstacles will present themselves along the way, none bigger than the Dec. 1 expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. More pressing are the inevitably contentious negotiations needing to play out between the owners and players to commence the 2021 season as they bicker over many of the same issues (length of season, timeline of season, salaries) they did a year ago. But when (if?) we reach next offseason’s free agency, a gloriously talented class awaits. Headlining it are four elite shortstops—Javier Báez, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager and Trevor Story–not to mention four Cy Young winners, five MVPs and six rookies of the year. Click here to read the rest of the article on si.com.