MLB Free Agency and Trades: Ranking 10 Biggest Movers and Shakers of Hot Stove

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MLB Free Agency and Trades: Ranking 10 Biggest Movers and Shakers of Hot Stove
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The Texas Rangers finalized their deal with Japanese right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish Wednesday, but despite the $112 million total investment they made, they will not rank among the league's most active teams this winter unless they also add Prince Fielder via free agency.

It's been that kind of offseason in MLB, one in which a dozen or so teams have moved substantially in one direction or another. Where it is not uncommon for a team to pass through an entire winter having made just one or two minor trades, the San Diego Padres have already made seven separate trades this winter. The Colorado Rockies have added five potential starting pitchers to their roster, not to mention Michael Cuddyer and Ramon Hernandez through free agency.

That only covers the NL West. Around the league, teams have engaged one another in more interesting and more aggressive trades, and have approached free agency with a more strategic intent than they have in recent memory.

Here are reviews of each of the top 10 most active teams' winters thus far, plus a preview of one more move each could make in the next few weeks.

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