Now that the actual MLB games are finished, it's time for the offseason rumor mill to strike with full force.
All 30 teams can now devote their full attention to the 2014 season, where the slate refreshes and even the Houston Astros currently hold a share of first place. Those general managers will spend the next few months getting closely acquainted in trade talks.
The stressful art of roster assembling allows us to play the guessing game with the hot stove's greatest gossip. Sure, it's fun to picture Max Scherzer getting shopped shortly after a breakout campaign, but it's also highly unlikely.
It'd also be awesome if Andy Dwyer controlled a club and bartered his star assets for lions, but sadly the universe is still not an episode of Parks and Recreation. Bummer.
But now every possible trade scenario will drown in the abyss of blogs, tweets and our vivid imaginations. Some deals would unravel before Opening Day. We may not always see them coming (ex: Wil Myers), but that's not going to prevent us from demanding answers from our crystal ball.
Due to poor performance, financial limitations or a franchise boasting depth at the player's craft of choice, the following players are all strong candidates to play for a new team next season. Here's an educated hypothesis on where each of them will land.