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How would you fix MLB’s broken free agency system?

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Last week I asked Pinstripe Alley readers to create their best Yankees lineup. We received a ton of submissions, with everything from Didi Gregorius hitting leadoff, to Didi being the cleanup hitter. One reader based their lineup on the ones that we’ve seen in spring training so far, and that might the most realistic. The good news is that regardless of how the batters are arranged, this lineup should be great.

Here’s this week’s prompt:

MLB free agency is broken. What would you do to fix it?

This offseason has moved at a snail’s pace. The Yankees made some exciting moves (trading for Giancarlo Stanton, trading away Chase Headley), but it has been pretty quiet for the rest of the league. Many of this year’s free agents are either still without a new home, or have signed for less money and years than they had hoped for. We’re just a few weeks away from Opening Day, and it’s not like every team is set as is. It’s clear that free agency is broken, so what would you do to fix it? Head over to the FanPost section and share your ideas. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.

How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.

Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (March 16th) for your post to be considered.