While future free-agent signings and trades can often be predicted, sometimes the biggest moves come out of left field. For instance, few saw the Doug Fister trade breaking or even Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees.
But perhaps this surprise element is what makes the MLB offseason unlike that of any other sport.
Even with the offseason in its post-winter meetings stage, there are still plenty of quality targets available. This, of course, also means that the heavily rumored teams could very well lose out to sneaky dark-horse suitors, too.
Read on to see all dark-horse suitors for the top available offseason targets.