If it's a capable middle- or back-end starter you seek, free agency presents several intriguing options this year.
But if it's a sure-shot ace you're looking for, there is only one: Zack Greinke.
This year's free-agent crop of starters can be summed up very simply as Greinke and everyone else. He's head and shoulders above the others, with a Cy Young Award in his back pocket, health on his track record, explosive stuff in his arsenal and age 29 on his bio page.
As such, Greinke will command a nine-figure deal, with five years and roughly $120 million seemingly being a popular notion.
The question is: Who will offer it to him?