Every MLB team must be thinking ahead and considering the immediate and long-term effects of events early in the 2013 season. Trade rumors have already begun to buzz as we learn more about the objectives of each major league franchise.
The most reputable insiders in the baseball business continue to pry information from executives about potential April actions, while making their own educated inferences.
The first few days of the regular season have been intriguing, but the results haven't affected the mindsets of most front offices. They remain committed to the plans they finalized in spring training.
Of course, all of the following information is subject to change, as front offices can spend the next several months tweaking their rosters.