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Keith Law's top free agents, Nos. 11-30

Hiroki Kuroda, Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko reside on this list

Originally Published: November 7, 2010
By Keith Law | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesJeter's contract won't be the most expensive deal of 2010-11, but it might be the most interesting.

Welcome, again, to MLB free agency. It's a good class, although the 2009-10 group -- with Jason Bay, Matt Holliday, John Lackey et al -- might have been better. The full list of 2010-11 MLB free agents is here.

The second tier of available free agents includes some of baseball's biggest names from the past decade, highlighted by Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez and Mariano Rivera. They sit in a dangerous spot for teams, as age makes them risky but history makes them expensive.

There also is a large contingent of designated hitters, ranging from established veterans such as Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome who simply cannot appear in the field, to big bats such as Paul Konerko whose time in the field might have passed.

Law's complete top 50: 1-10 Insider | 11-30 Insider | 31-50 Insider