Last year, there were several big targets available on the free-agent market.
Any team looking for a player who could change the fortunes of a franchise or strengthen an already powerful contender could find just such a talent in Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder.
But during this coming offseason, there's only one name that will truly move the needle and make other teams take notice. Josh Hamilton is really the only free agent available who can change the balance of power in the American or National Leagues.
Fortunately for him, plenty of teams will be interested in signing him, each likely willing to give Hamilton the long-term, multi-million contract he seeks. Even if typical big spenders like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox decide not to bid for Hamilton, he'll find plenty of opportunity elsewhere.
Here are seven teams that look the most eager to pursue Hamilton with urgency this winter.