What should we, as baseball fans, make of all the offseason free agent signings?
We've been putting together new rosters, rearranging lineup cards and predicting the finished order of each division.
But what about pure individual performances, specifically those former free agents who will want to make a quick start out of the gate in 2013?
Some players like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton are hoping for dominant performances from April onward. After all, they only get one chance to make a good first impression.
Others, like David Ortiz or Mariano Rivera, would like to prove to their longtime clubs that the lucrative contracts they signed were worthwhile expenditures.
Here are seven players with new contracts who will be on their respective league's All-Star team come next July.