MLB Free Agency: 10 Teams Who Will Be Most Active This Offseason
The 2012 MLB Offseason will be one of the most intriguing there has been in years.
First basemen Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder will hit the market and command more than $20 million per year.
Several teams will be extremely active this offseason.
Here are the 10 teams who will be most active this offseason.
10. Texas Rangers
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The Rangers have a great team, but they’re still missing some pieces.
Texas’ priorities will be re-signing C.J. Wilson and figuring out what they are going to do with Neftali Feliz long term.
9. Philadelphia Phillies
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The Phillies don’t have too many needs, but being the Phillies, they will be active.
Roy Oswalt could possibly be leaving, so the Phillies may look for a back-end starter, as well as another bat.
8. Los Angeles Angels
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The Angels have a great core and are in the playoff picture, but this offseason, they will look to add a couple of supporting pieces.
A back-end starter and another bat could push the Angels over the hump.
7. Chicago White Sox
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The White Sox have had a very tumultuous season this year, and their big offseason signing of Adam Dunn has not panned out, to say the least.
General manager Kenny Williams will be looking everywhere this offseason to help improve the White Sox and get them back to the playoffs.
A managerial change could even be in store as well.
6. San Francisco Giants
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The Giants are in desperate need for some hitting, and they will be very active this offseason.
Any big-name hitter will be on their radar, although their biggest concern this offseason will be the health of catcher Buster Posey.
5. St. Louis Cardinals
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One name describes the Cardinals’ offseason: Albert Pujols.
Re-signing him will determine if their offseason was a success.
They also have Chris Carpenter they will have to re-sign, so the Cardinals will be very busy.
4. Atlanta Braves
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The Braves don’t have many free agents, but they have a plethora of pitching they have to make decisions about.
Derek Lowe, Mike Minor, and Jair Jurrjens are just three of the pitchers who could be traded.
Look for the Braves to trade at least two starters this offseason.
3. Chicago Cubs
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The Cubs are in a rebuilding mode, and the upcoming offseason could help them get back to the playoffs.
With Carlos Zambrano potentially coming off the books, the Cubs would have some money to spend on some pitching this offseason.
Chicago will try to re-sign Ryan Dempster and land another starter as well.
2. Boston Red Sox
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The Boston Red Sox will be an active team yet again this offseason.
After landing Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez last offseason, the Red Sox will undoubtedly make another big splash or two this offseason.
1. New York Yankees
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As always, the Yankees will be the team that is most active this offseason.
The No. 1 priority for New York will be pitching. C.C. Sabathia has been great, but other than that, they don’t have much.
Also, Sabathia could opt out after this season, which would make the Yankees even more active as well.