With Josh Hamilton, the MLB's top free agent, agreeing Thursday to a five-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels for $125 million—according to ESPNDallas.com—the list of top contenders to win the 2013 World Series has undergone a pretty significant change.
Not only has the tide shifted towards the Angels in the American League, but it has also moved away from the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers targeted both of the big guns this offseason in Hamilton and Zack Greinke, but ended up watching both players sign elsewhere.
Just four days after watching the Los Angeles Dodgers land Greinke, the Angels swooped in Thursday to bag the biggest slugger on the market.
With that in mind, here are the top five teams in best position to contend for the World Series.