MARKET PULSE: Ripe for the picking

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This is really the best time of year to sift through the free agent pool. With injuries yet to really start snow-piling, we have a much better selection of veterans and up-and-comers to choose from. And it's early enough that we can find reasons to like almost anyone other than Trevor Cahill. Any of these players is worth picking up, depending on your circumstances.

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