10 Degrees: Breaking down MLB's upcoming free-agent class – the greatest, and most expensive, ever

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=14hhnpcd7/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--breaking-down-mlb-s-upcoming-free-agent-class--the-greatest--and-most-expensive--ever-233810112.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/kansas-city-royals-v-detroit-20150509-004244-259.jpg"  width="3000" height="2159"  alt="DETROIT, MI - MAY 08:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers throws a third inning pitch while playing the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on May 8, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>With David Price and Johnny Cueto headlining, baseball's 2015 free-agent pool will shatter previous spending records.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>10 Degrees: This is why Red Sox are unlikely to blow up roster amid another disastrous season</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13n3mfp2k/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--this-is-why-struggling-red-sox-are-unlikely-to-blow-up-team-043408970.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506202024734724213"  width="512" height="400"  alt="Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left, is checked out by a trainer, right, and manager John Farrell, middle, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, June 20, 2015. Sandoval left the game. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>So long as Boston keeps pumping out young, cheap talent, its model isn't friendly on the checkbook, but it can eat bad contracts without suffering miserably</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>10 Degrees: The next baseball revolution is here, and spin is in</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13k0ke26m/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--the-next-baseball-revolution-is-here--and-spin-is-in-050433447-mlb.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505171325483053342"  width="2748" height="2033"  alt="Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>In this week's Degrees, Jeff Passan dives into MLB's latest stat craze: the spin rate on pitches.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>The real threat for Cardinals is how high investigation could reach</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13jcdrh10/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/the-real-threat-for-cardinals-is-how-high-investigation-could-reach-191525747.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-16/cb69b4b0-145b-11e5-92ce-8310668b5423_AP757307001694.jpg"  width="4482" height="2988"  alt="Jeff Luhnow (AP)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Should the hacking allegations prove true and the brainchild of a higher-up official, the fallout would be immense.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Book: Disdain for Yasiel Puig by Dodgers teammates no longer a secret</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13ll3udlv/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/book--disdain-for-yasiel-puig-by-dodgers-teammates-no-longer-a-secret-212239227.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/los-angeles-dodgers-v-arizona-20150630-031326-604.jpg"  width="3000" height="2198"  alt="PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 29:  Yasiel puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks with teammate Adrian Gonzalez #23 while standing in the on-deck circle during the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Author Molly Knight details numerous incidents in which some players are running out of patience with the young star.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Behold the power of chicken burritos, and the Rangers' Joey Gallo and Prince Fielder</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=1443ugma3/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/behold-the-power-of-chicken-burritos--and-the-rangers--joey-gallo-and-prince-fielder-042451722.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201506032233812397673"  width="3102" height="2511"  alt="Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo connects for a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The White Sox won 9-2. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Texas is staying afloat largely on Fielder's underrated bat. And it might have the next monster bat in rookie Joey Gallo.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
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