The MLB trade deadline has passed and there is no waiver trade deadline in 2019, so the next chance to get a significant upgrade to your team is free agency.
While much of the league is focusing on the rest of the season while trying to win a World Series title, front offices should already turn their attention to free agency to see what type of options are available to upgrade the roster. We already saw forward-looking trades like Marcus Stroman and Trevor Bauer, so teams are clearly looking ahead to 2020.
Here is a breakdown of the big names who can change teams in the upcoming offseason.
Notable Free Agents
Gerrit Cole, SP, Houston Astros
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals
J.D. Martinez, DH, Boston Red Sox*
Madison Bumgarner, SP, San Francisco Giants
Didi Gregorious, SS, New York Yankees
Cole Hamels, SP, Chicago Cubs
Zack Wheeler, SP, New York Mets
Marcell Ozuna, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
Josh Donaldson, 3B, Atlanta Braves
Yasmani Grandal, C, Milwaukee Brewers
Yasiel Puig, OF, Cleveland Indians
Nicholas Castellanos, OF, Detroit Tigers
Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox
Dellin Betances, RP, New York Yankees
Kyle Gibson, SP, Minnesota Twins
Michael Pineda, SP, Minnesota Twins
Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Minnesota Twins
Todd Frazier, 3B, New York Mets
Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners