The MLB offseason is now underway, as the Boston Red Sox won the World Series on Wednesday night. Teams can now get started with roster makeovers for the 2014 season.
This year's free-agent class is headed by second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby Ellsbury. While it lacks an ace-caliber starting pitcher like Zack Greinke last season, there are a number of solid arms capable of being difference-makers in Ubaldo Jimenez, Matt Garza and Ervin Santana, among others.
Earlier this week, I put together my ranking of the top 100 free agents available this offseason. Now we'll take a position-by-position look at the five best options available at each position. The "100 Rank" number on the following tables reflects where that player ranked in my top 100.
Note: The "*" next to some players' names in the article denotes players who have a team option for 2014, but will likely have those options declined and become free agents.