The pitching prizes of fall 2009
Rich Harden and John Lackey are among main offseason pitching targets
Aroldis Chapman is the Bigfoot of baseball. There have been reported sightings, in international play, and in those brief glimpses talent evaluators have seen a lefthander with a monstrous fastball who could seemingly leave his footprint all over the major leagues. But team officials need verification that Chapman really exists as a Grade A talent before they'll dive into megamillion-dollar contract talks. And let's face it: If he's really that good, big-money clubs like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels will lead the bidding, anyway. Other teams will have to scour what appears to be an ugly free-agent pitching market. Here are the hurlers who will draw the most interest this offseason.To see Buster's list, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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