The 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants was an absolute thriller—provided you owe your allegiance to the Giants, of course.
For the rest of us, this year's Fall Classic was one of the snooziest snoozers in recent memory. After being forced to endure it, I'm thinking all of us could do with a bit of excitement.
The "hot stove" season should do the trick. There won't be as many marquee free agents available as there were last year, but some big-name players will be looking for new homes, and quite a few teams out there have plenty of holes to fill and plenty of money to spend to fill them.
While we can't be sure which team is going to make the biggest splash in free agency, it's not overly hard to predict which teams are going to be aggressive players right out of the gate.
When free agency kicks off a few days from now, I'm betting that the following eight teams will start making some noise right away.