The 2011 Major League Baseball regular season has officially come to a close. And what a dramatic and historic end it was. Now, the eight best clubs in baseball turn their attention to October play, with one goal in mind—winning the World Series.
But the other 22 teams will be surveying their payrolls and will start to prepare for the looming free-agency period. Managers and coaches will be hired and fired. Some players will receive multi-year contract extensions from their current clubs.
And some star players will be dealt to other clubs this offseason. This past July trading season left a number of players with new homes. But the offseason trading period tends to be much more intriguing. So, with that in mind, let's take a look at 10 big-name talents who you will probably be hearing about this winter.