November 13, 2014 6:00 am
"Experienced somewhat mysterious drop in velocity in 2014 and if only temporary could result in a strong resurgence during the coming season."
"When at his best, he is spotting the fastball, cutter and sinker around the outside portions of each quadrant while mixing in the curveball."
"Coors made him much more of a power threat, and if he signs at a more pitcher-friendly ballpark his power could see a natural decline."
"Late-innings mentality; short memory; showed poise and was successful replacing the greatest closer of all time."
"Will not lead a staff but is a solid depth piece for most teams."
"In all likelihood he'll regress with the bat a little, but still bring extremely valuable defense and invaluable leadership to a team."
"Shields is a top of the rotation starter that should age well."
"His whole pitch arsenal is a strength."
"Martinez is currently one of the best designated hitters in baseball, with an adept approach and an elite hit tool."
"Bat-to-ball skills might be some of the best in the league."
'Good enough to anchor just about any rotation in the majors.'