You may be ready for the offseason, but there will be several moves that will catch you and every other baseball fan by surprise between now and the next few months.

Not all free-agent signings will be as obvious as Zack Greinke, the top free-agent pitcher of last offseason, going to the team with the most money to spend, the Dodgers. And the trades that appear to make the most sense almost never happen. But that’s why we pay such close attention during the four months of the year (November through February) when Major League Baseball isn’t even being played.

It’s a safe assumption that at least two or three big moves will seemingly come out of nowhere this winter. So before things begin to heat up, I’m going to predict five potential moves that probably would have caught you by surprise had you not read it here first.  

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