With the hot stove season in its early stages, executives give their thoughts on prominent questions that will make news over the next three months.
Let's shut down the Hot Stove and get spring started with a look at the best stories, best and worst free-agent signings, the most improved and least improved teams, players to watch and much more.
Mike Petriello of FanGraphs looks at teams with a surplus to trade at certain positions, and identifies some potential trading partners.
Jason Martinez looks at the Red Sox's talent, payroll situation and competition to determine their optimal year for contention in the next half-decade.
Looking at the good and the bad as baseball's offseason has reached its halfway point.
In his first comments since the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke and Ryu Hyun-jin for a combined $208 million, Don Mattingly manager expressed frustration with the way the media and fans create unfair expectations for such marquee teams.
Paul Swydan breaks down the five teams that would improve the most by signing Rafael Soriano.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on signing free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, according to a source.
The Boston Red Sox made a two-year, $25 million offer to free agent right-hander Ryan Dempster but were turned down by the pitcher and his agent, Craig Landis, according to a source.
It didn't look like teams got much done at the winter meetings, but plenty of groundwork got done.
Buster Olney writes about how trade chatter surrounding Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has picked up. He speculates on teams where Ellsbury could be a fit.
Ranking the contenders for Josh Hamilton's services based on where he fits best.
David Wright re-signed with the Mets, but can the club figure out a way to put together a playoff team around him? That's what Buster Olney wants to know.
Buster Olney polls MLB evaluators and agents to get a sense of where Josh Hamilton will sign.
Dan Szymborski looks at what each AL East team needs to do to make the playoffs in 2013.
Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.