The Braves have put the rest of the National League on notice that they see the 2020 season as an opportunity to win a third straight division title and intend to make a variety of improvements to their roster. That’s what a flurry of activity that includes the signings of free agents Will Smith and Travis d'Arnaudrepresents.
Meanwhile, the White Sox went out and signaled they intend to compete in 2020 by signing Yasmani Grandal, while also locking up franchise icon José Abreu for three more years.
OK, who has next? As we’ve pointed out previously, this is a unique free-agent market for two reasons:
1. Cornerstone players at the top of the market.
2. Multiple clubs hoping to make impact acquisitions.
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But there are some teams with more urgency to make acquisitions that will allow them to take the next step or continue what they have going.
Here are the five that would like to make some news: