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Paul Sullivan: With Manny Machado and Bryce Harper sill unsigned, MLB's free-agent season remains in a polar vortex

As a lifeless Super Bowl officially ended the football season Sunday, baseball's buzz-free winter limped toward the finish line.

Camps open across Florida and Arizona next week, though dozens of free agents remain unsigned, including the best outfielder, Bryce Harper, and premier shortstop Manny Machado.

If you neglected to follow the hot stove, rest assured nothing of consequence has happened since the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in the World Series.

It's the second straight free-agent freeze, and fingers are being pointed in several directions.

Some blame it on the cold, numbers-driven

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