The Baseball season has officially ended. The San Francisco Giants have swept the Detroit Tigers to win their second title in three years. However, you should not be upset that you will have to wait until February to see live baseball again; you should be excited – the Hot Stove is heating up.
What is your team going to do before, during, and after the Winter Meetings? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Who can they afford? Promote from the minors or sign a free agent? These questions are being asked by every baseball fan in the world right now, including Giants and Tigers fans.
The 2013 class is not the most impressive free agent class that you have seen in recent years. That said, a former MVP and Cy Young winner are certainly the head of the class. Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke are the best hitter and pitcher in this years group.
Maybe your team, like the Rays, doesn’t have the money to afford a power hitter like Hamilton, or maybe the starting rotation is already stacked. We have gone ahead and compiled a list of the Top 50 available players entering the 2013 season.
Who would you like to see wearing your team colors next year?
C:Mike Napoli — Russell Martin — AJ Pierzynski
1B: James Loney — Carlos Lee — Lance Berkman
2B: Brandon Phillips — Marco Scutaro
3B: Eric Chavez
OF: Josh Hamilton — Michael Bourn — BJ Upton — Delmon Young
Shane Victorino — Cody Ross — Juan Pierre — Angel Pagan
Melky Cabrera — Nick Swisher — Ichiro Suzuki — Bobby Abreu
DH: David Ortiz — Jim Thome
SP: Zack Greinke — Shaun Marcum — Ryan Vogelsong — Anibal Sanchez
Ervin Santana — Daisuke Matsuzaka — Andy Pettitte — Joe Saunders
Brandon McCarthy — Kyle Lohse — Francisco Liriano — Carlos Zambrano
Joe Blanton — Hiroki Kuroda — Ryan Dempster — Kevin Correia
RP: Jose Valverde — Mariano Rivera — Brandon Lyon — Jonathan Broxton
Joel Peralta — Ryan Madson — Kyle Farnsworth — Francisco Cordero
Mike Adams — Matt Belisle — Jeremy Affeldt
The Rays have three names on this list (Upton, Peralta, and Farnsworth); will they resign them or have they played their final game as a member of the Rays?