Five days after the 2011 Major League Baseball postseason ends, many players will be testing the open waters of the free agent market.
These players - big and little names alike - are going to be making decisions for the future of their career, the teams they're effecting, and their lives. It's safe to say that these men will play a large roll in how the 2012 MLB baseball season shapes out.
They hold the power to make or break a franchise.
The Baltimore Orioles desperately need some of that "make a franchise" power.
With the young core players on the team seeming to develop this year, the O's can look to add a big name or two this offseason to try and push the team to the next level.
Rumors will always be rumors, but don't be surprised to see the O's go after any of the following guys on this list this winter, listed in no particular order.