Ah, the new year. With it comes resolutions made and soon broken and, thankfully, the arrival of a new baseball season. Pitchers and catchers report in fewer than 40 days, according to this handy counter (mileage may vary depending on your team of choice).
To be sure, there are several high-profile free agents still on the market, not the least of which is Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka. But on the whole, things are winding down, and at least a few teams are probably done making major moves, if only because there are only so many big signings and blockbuster trades left to be made.
To that end, it's not too soon to identify some winners and losers at this juncture of the offseason. The prominent theme here is the splashy three-team swap that was completed last month. It yielded two victors...and one distinct also-ran.