The marketplace in baseball sees many of its big stars move from one club to another via free agency.
Although trading for and re-signing top players is a common practice, there is less fanfare and hype leading up to these moves as there are for free agent acquisitions.
The 2012 free agent class features an interesting and talented crop of players. Two of the bigger names that may potentially be available are Albert Pujols of the Cardinals and Jose Reyes of the Mets.
Pujols, arguably the best player in baseball, has spent his entire career in St. Louis, and it would be pretty shocking if he ever left.
Reyes has spent his entire career with the Mets, but with the team in serious financial trouble, it is unclear if they'll be able to afford their star shortstop. However, I feel he's more of a candidate for an in season sign and trade rather than being a free agent acquisition.
What follows is a list of 15 players, each of whom has their contract expiring at the end of the season (or whose team is unlikely to pickup an expensive 2012 option) and all of whom I feel will be playing for different clubs next year.
Cot's Baseball Contracts - http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/