With the San Francisco Giants winning their third World Series in five years, the 2014 MLB season officially came to an end Wednesday.

While the closing of the season means no more baseball until Spring Training, it marks the start of free agency. As of Thursday, there are 121 free agents and the group includes both starting and relief pitchers that could land lucrative contracts.

Among them is Jon Lester, who began the 2014 season with the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Oakland Athletics. Also likely to sign a big deal is Max Scherzer, a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Detroit Tigers.

After not coming to terms with the Giants during the season, Pablo Sandoval’s play in the postseason is expected to lead to a contract that may be in excess of $80 million. The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox were once rumored to be among the teams who would consider the third baseman.

For the Dodgers, they have seven free agents, though Josh Beckett is being lost to retirement and not the open market.

Below is the complete list of players who hit free agency Thursday. The list includes Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko, Bobby Abreu and Raul Ibanez, who are expected to retire and 32 more players may be added in the coming days (dependent on contract options).

Players can sign contracts with any team beginning Nov. 4 at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves
Emilio Bonifacio
Ryan Doumit
Gavin Floyd
Aaron Harang
Gerald Laird
Ervin Santana

Baltimore Orioles
Alexi Casilla
Nelson Cruz
Kelly Johnson
Andrew Miller
Johan Santana
Joe Saunders
Delmon Young

Boston Red Sox
Burke Badenhop
Ryan Dempster
David Ross

Chicago Cubs
Carlos Villanueva

Chicago White Sox
Paul Konerko
Matt Lindstrom

Cincinnati Reds
Jack Hannahan
Ryan Ludwick
Ramon Santiago

Cleveland Indians
Jason Giambi

Colorado Rockies
Matt Belisle
Michael Cuddyer
Nick Masset
Franklin Morales

Detroit Tigers
Joba Chamberlain
Phil Coke
Joel Hanrahan
Torii Hunter
Jim Johnson
Victor Martinez
Max Scherzer

Houston Astros
Matt Albers
Jesse Crain
Jose Veras

Kansas City Royals
Norichika Aoki
Scott Downs
Jason Frasor
Luke Hochevar
Raul Ibanez
James Shields
Josh Willingham

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Jason Grilli
John McDonald
Joe Thatcher

Los Angeles Dodgers
Josh Beckett
Kevin Correia
Roberto Hernandez
Paul Maholm
Chris Perez
Hanley Ramirez
Jamey Wright

Miami Marlins
Rafael Furcal
Kevin Gregg
Reed Johnson
Brad Penny

Milwaukee Brewers
Zach Duke
Tom Gorzelanny
Lyle Overbay
Mark Reynolds
Francisco Rodriguez

Minnesota Twins
Jared Burton

New York Mets
Bobby Abreu
Daisuke Matsuzaka

New York Yankees
Chris Capuano
Stephen Drew
Chase Headley
Rich Hill
Derek Jeter
Hiroki Kuroda
Brandon McCarthy
David Robertson
Ichiro Suzuki
Chris Young

Oakland Athletics
Alberto Callaspo
Jonny Gomes
Luke Gregerson
Jason Hammel
Jon Lester
Jed Lowrie
Hiroyuki Nakajima
Geovany Soto

Philadelphia Phillies
Mike Adams
Kyle Kendrick
Wil Nieves

Pittsburgh Pirates
Clint Barmes
Francisco Liriano
Russell Martin
Edinson Volquez

San Diego Padres
Tim Stauffer

San Francisco Giants
Michael Morse
Jake Peavy
Sergio Romo
Pablo Sandoval
Ryan Vogelsong

Seattle Mariners
Joe Beimel
Endy Chavez
Chris Denorfia
Franklin Gutierrez
Kendrys Morales
Humberto Quintero
Chris Young

St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Ellis
Justin Masterson
Jason Motte
Pat Neshek
A.J. Pierzynski

Texas Rangers
Scott Baker
Neal Cotts
Colby Lewis
Alex Rios

Toronto Blue Jays
Melky Cabrera
Casey Janssen
Munenori Kawasaki
Colby Rasmus

Washington Nationals
Asdrubal Cabrera
Scott Hairston
Nate Schierholtz

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

6 Responses

  1. Richard Federici

    The only free agent we have that is worth re-signing is Hanley Ramirez. I am hoping LA makes a serious effort to keep him. Jaimey Wright would be OK ONLY if he’s filling the last spot in the pen.

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    • Michael N. Norris

      Han Ram will be tendered I think simply because they get a draft choice if he leaves….but more than one year deal? I doubt it..

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    • Michael N. Norris

      why? We have Uribe at 3rd.. he is signed through next year, and after that Seager should be ready….why would you want that over weight goon on the Dodgers?

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  2. Burwell Temple

    The Dodgers need to consider Max Scherzer , Brad Penny ,A.J. Pierzynski, & Meiky Cabrera, any one or more of these would be a welcome edition to the team.

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