With the deep pockets of the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, the typical American League East offseason is an arms race, and this year proved no different.
Except this time the Yankees and the Red Sox were not the teams making the biggest waves in the offseason.
The Toronto Blue Jays made headlines when they pulled off a megadeal with the Miami Marlins that saw shortstop Jose Reyes and hurler Mark Buehrle, among others, join the team. The Canadian franchise wasn’t done either, adding defending NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey in a separate trade.
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays pulled off a big deal with the Kansas City Royals. And while the plucky Baltimore Orioles didn’t make any major moves, some off their shrewder decisions could have major consequences.
The following is a list of the players each AL East team added this offseason that will have the biggest impact on their teams.
All statistics via ESPN.