C.J. Wilson is set to play a big part in the Texas Rangers' quest for a second consecutive World Series appearance as they take on the Detroit Tigers starting this weekend.
Once the season ends, Wilson will be one of many coveted free agents to hit the open market.
With the Yankees season ending prematurely by their standards, they'll certainly be active, along with a number of other teams.
As is the case with every offseason, a number of surprises will likely occur, while many free agents will likely remain with their teams for 2012 and possibly even beyond.
Here are some of the top names likely on teams' offseason checklists heading into the quest for 2012 dominance.