Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols might hold out until the holidays before signing for huge money via free agency. For most of the other top names available this winter, however, next week's MLB Winter Meetings will be the tipping point.
Money and players will change hands, and for some teams in need of an offensive boost, this will be the best opportunity to pull the trigger.
Rumors are swirling. Momentum is building. Here are the 20 best hitters available as we hurtle toward Dallas.