Even though the period between Christmas and New Year's tends to be a slow one for most industries, the MLB offseason never sleeps.
General managers will be working the phones in the hopes of bettering their respective teams even as the rest of the world will be singing "Auld Lang Syne."
Especially with the recent announcement that Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted, free-agents like Bronson Arroyo could be a little more eager to sign a contract instead of playing hard to get. And considering the Pittsburgh Pirates are in dire need of a veteran pitcher to replace A.J. Burnett, a reunion between the Bucs and Arroyo could happen before the clock strikes midnight on 2013.
Read on to see all the rumored MLB deals that could happen before January 1.