Technically, open season on MLB free agents does not begin until the sixth day after the World Series concludes.
But you could forgive most fans for feeling like free agent season really began Friday night, with Josh Hamilton being booed off the field in his last two at-bats as the Texas Rangers bowed quietly to the Baltimore Orioles in the one-game playoff between the two American League wild cards.
When Hamilton said it "doesn't matter if I play here or somewhere else," you figure he meant he'll be playing somewhere other than Texas in 2013.
He won't be the only one.
Other prominent players looking for huge dollars (and possibly new uniforms) include Michael Bourn, B.J. Upton and Zack Greinke.
These are just some of the players—who the likely active buyers this offseason—will be vying for.