You may think it's too early to check out potential Oakland Athletics free-agent signees for the 2014 season, but that means you haven't seen how extensive the list of players who could possibly be gone is, even considering arbitration.
Even considering that many of the A's whose contracts end before next year were in a similar situation last season—since they inked only one-year deals—it's a scary group to consider for Oakland fans.
Jed Lowrie, Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson, Derek Norris, Josh Reddick, John Jaso, Scott Sizemore, Nate Freiman.
And that's just the position players.
There's also Grant Balfour, Bartolo Colon, Tommy Milone, A.J. Griffin, Jarrod Parker, Ryan Cook, Sean Doolittle, Dan Straily, Pat Neshek, Jerry Blevins.
Pretty much the entire team, beside Yoenis Cespedes. Even Coco Crisp, Brett Anderson and Chris Young will be club options.
So clearly the A's will be in the market for some free agents this coming winter. Anywhere from all to few of the previously mentioned A's could stay with the team. But just in case, here's a handful of potential choices—albeit entirely speculative—which Billy Beane could look into signing.