Bowden's Bullets: Free-agent bear market 

November, 26, 2011
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Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols & Yu DarvishAP Photo/Getty ImagesWho will sign Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols? Will Yu Darvish become available?

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks.

Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clubs national attention and maximize their teams' ability to sell tickets, luxury boxes, promotions and advertising. I predict there will be a flurry of movement this year because the free-agent market has remained somewhat inert thus far.