The World Series is over. Now begins the long, dark, cold road to spring training.

Better fire up the hot stove.

No Major League Baseball will be played in the next few months, but plenty of new homes will be found for free agents and trade targets. ‘Tis the season for wheeling and dealing.

There’s no time like the present to preview it all. Ahead is a breakdown of the best bargain bin, second-level and top-level free agents, as well as a look at the top trade candidates. At the end is a look at which teams figure to be the most active in the offseason market.

Ready? Let’s get to it.

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