Top 10 Free Agent Pitchers

Dilip Vishwanat

An updated list of the top 10 arms remaining on the free-agent market.

Things got off to a slow start on the pitching market this offseason, but it has started picking up of late.

Four of the six pitchers on our original Top 10 Free Agents list -- Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Dan Haren and Hiroki Kuroda -- and several other second-tier starters have agreed to new deals in the last month, giving the pitching market a vastly different look with several teams still on the hunt for rotation depth

With that in mind, here is an updated look at the 10 best pitchers still available:

1. Kyle Lohse - RHP - 34

The rumor mill involving the veteran right-hander has been pretty quiet so far, but is likely to heat up now that he's the top pitcher left on the market. The Red Sox, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Royals have checked in on him, but they are all unlikely landing spots now. The Cardinals are unlikely to re-sign Lohse, but the Brewers may give him a shot.

2. Edwin Jackson - RHP - 29

The Padres and Angels are the most recent teams to check in on Jackson, who will likely nab a multi-year deal following a pretty successful season in the capital.

3. Shaun Marcum - RHP - 31

The Blue Jays and Cubs have shown interest in Marcum, though Toronto's plans may change if they are able to acquire R.A. Dickey.

4. Rafael Soriano - RHP -33

The hard-throwing right-hander may be re-thinking his decision to opt out of his guaranteed money with the Yankees now that most of the other closers are off the market for far less money. Soriano could still get a multi-year deal with someone, but it won't be the deal he wants.

5. Francisco Liriano - LHP - 29

The left-hander's old squad, the Twins, have been the only team really tied to Liriano this offseason, but they've already added several starters so he may now be off the table.

6. Jair Jurrjens - RHP - 27

Non-tendered by the Braves following a very poor 2012, Jurrjens was on the Royals' radar for a while, but is probably off it now that they have James Shields and Wade Davis.

7. Francisco Rodriguez - RHP - 31

Not a peep has been heard so far about where K-Rod will end up. A career-worst year driven by a new tendency for the long ball probably doesn't help his cause any.

8. Brian Wilson - RHP - 31

Non-tendered by the Giants because they were unwilling to give him the salary he wanted, Wilson will probably sign somewhere outside of the Bay this winter. With pretty good contracts given out to fellow Tommy John-ers Scott Baker, Joakim Soria and Ryan Madson, Wilson should like his chances of getting a good deal.

9. Joe Saunders - LHP -32

The Twins reportedly offered Saunders a contract, but with the club adding Kevin Correia, Mike Pelfrey and Vance Worley in the last week, they may be done shopping for pitching.

10. Jose Valverde - RHP - 35

Papa Grande may run into the same issues as Rafael Soriano: most of the teams in need of a closer have already signed one and his former team is not interested in bringing him back.

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