The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. If you were one of those who bet that Will Smith, the top reliever on the free agent market who was widely expected to sign his qualifying offer, was going to be the first major free agent signing of the offseason...you are likely very rich. The Braves struck early as they signed Smith to a lucrative three year deal and the team has, for the moment, a bullpen that should be a strength even if it is rather pricey. The Pirates were next up in the good old fashion general manager shuffle, hiring Ben Cherington as the team's new GM.
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