Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: Will frugal 10 actually spend, Bauer's market and another All-Star trade candidate

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With just three weeks before spring training is scheduled to start, the free-agent market has finally headed up -- well, for some teams at least -- but one true ace remains unsigned.

Here's the latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing about the teams who haven't spent at all this winter, how Trevor Bauer's free agency could play out, an All-Star pitcher drawing trade interest and if spring training will actually start on time.