Like any baseball season, the 2013 season had its ups, downs, surprises and “I told you sos.”

While it’s always exciting to watch rookies like Michael Wacha emerge from the depths of the minor leagues to start games in the World Series, it’s equally as exhilarating to witness offseason acquisitions prove their value.

For instance, the Los Angeles Dodgers inked a relatively unknown South Korean pitcher named Hyun-jin Ryu who quickly became a rotation fixture and helped the team advance to the NLCS. On the other end of the spectrum, the Los Angeles Angels were hoping to boast a slugging tandem of Albert Pujols and acquisition Josh Hamilton. But Hamilton, whom the Angels signed to a five-year, $125 million deal, came up short.

Read on to see all the final 2013 report card grades for MLB’s 25 biggest offseason moves.

*All statistics sourced from and

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