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Normally by this time on the calendar, the MLB hot stove is already cooking with at least some major free-agent signings and offseason trades. But this year? Not so much.
While we wait for the movement to pick up, we asked a panel of experts for their opinion on what’s to come. Who will be the busiest teams when things finally heat up? Which players are set to cash in? And what will the 2021 season look like as MLB tries to return to some normalcy after the shortened 2020 campaign?
Here’s how 20 MLB team executives and baseball insiders answered those questions and more.
ESPNWhich team will end up making the biggest splash of the offseason?
Survey says: Mets 12, Angels 4, Giants 2, White Sox 2
Usually, Christmas would be late to ask this question, but this year the timing is appropriate. It’s obvious that the heart of the hot stove season will extend into the new year.
A few teams, like the White Sox and Braves, got a head start on their offseason shopping, but most still have a lot of work to do, including the team most often mentioned