The skinny on top players who'll be eligible for free agency next winter.
Darin Erstad, Angels, OF
Hard-nosed player will give someone a top leadoff hitter.
Jeff Kent, Giants, 2B
Most teams with coin are set at his position—except the Dodgers.
Greg Maddux, Braves, P
Atlanta will probably keep him; if not, he'll have many suitors, even at 36.
Andy Pettitte, Yankees, P
Lefty will be hotly pursued, but figures to stay in New York, for love of Joe.
Ivan Rodriguez, Rangers, C
If knee is healed, could command $15 million a year.