This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.
This is our weekly look at the free agents in each league. We have two goals for this article:
- Identify likely free agents and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.
- Try to estimate how much of your free agent budget you should bid on them.
One size doesn't fit all, and we could never hope to encompass all league structures, so we have to have a set of base assumptions. Those assumptions are:
- League size of 12 players (either AL or Mixed, we'll specify)
- 5x5 categories
- Each team has a $100 FAAB budget
Brandon McCarthy, A's - If McCarthy can make it through one more bullpen session; he will be allowed to rejoin the A's and their rotation. He has been on the DL since late June with shoulder soreness that would never go away. Prior to his injury he had a 2.54 ERA with 52 strikeouts and just 19 walks over 78 innings. Once he does return to the big leagues, expect him to be
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