After witnessing the epic Game 3 performance by Albert Pujols in this year's World Series, one can't help but speculate on the free agent market that lies ahead for the Cards' first baseman. As the game's best player, Pujols has a number of options awaiting him.
He can go back to St. Louis, he can sign away to the rival Chicago Cubs, or he can choose another lucrative opportunity elsewhere. And let's not count out the Yankees and Red Sox as possible destinations. They already have elite first baseman but you never know with those two.
Anyway, Pujols won't be the only player garnering some attention this offseason. Some of baseball's best arms will be available and every team will come a knockin'.
We may see C.C. Sabathia leave New York. We could see C.J. Wilson pick up a larger contract outside of Texas. And we could possibly see Japanese sensation Yu Darvish make the transition to the majors.
Here are my predictions of where the top 20 starting pitchers will land this offseason.