Free agency may be in full swing already this MLB offseason, but it will likely take some time before we see some of the biggest names sign contract extensions as they look to feel out the market and maximize their return.
A number of players have gotten speculation out of the way early, signing long-term extensions with their teams early on rather than deal with the process of testing the waters in free agency.
Many others, however, have entered free agency in the hopes of inking a lucrative deal on the heels of their 2012 performances.
Some will enter the first year of their new deals as a focal point of a franchise looking to turn in the right direction, while others may be that final piece to a team's championship puzzle.
In any case, here are some free agents that promise to make a big impact with their new teams in 2013.