While the last-minute holiday hordes descend on department stores across America, MLB teams still have time to finish their offseason shopping lists.

But the options are dwindlingfast.

As Christmas approaches, with New Year’s nipping at its heels, the number of players left on the shelf keeps shrinking.

That means clubs with glaring holes will have to sharpen their focus, and the few unsigned impact names will have to take realistic stock of their options.

Let’s examine five available free agents—we’ll leave out trade targets for the purposes of this discussion—who will add significant value wherever and whenever they sign…even if it’s after the holiday rush.

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