Admit it: you’ve started thinking about next winter’s free agent market.

It’s nothing to be ashamed about. Baseball’s Hot Stove is boiling all year long; it’s only natural to be curious about who will sign where.

This week, the Bleacher Report Featured Columnists are here to assure you that you are not alone.

For this survey, I asked each respondent to say how much money and how many years eight big names should get when they hit the open market in six months. When averaged together, they look like pretty realistic deals.

In addition, I asked each FC to guess which team each player will sign with, and speculate on how each’s real-life contract will look relative to his true value. Finally, a “Santa” and a “Scrooge” for each player weighed in on why he deserves a huge payday or a scrimpy salary, respectively—some of the differences are really interesting.

Thank you to everyone who participated, especially those who submitted commentary at the last minute!

Note: I sent this survey only to the Featured Columnists who have been active in previous polls. If you are a new FC or you have changed your mind about wanting to participate, send me a message and I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop for next time!

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