Generally speaking, the MLB winter meetings tend to generate the most free-agent signings and surprising trades. But in 2013, the tides might have changed.

Over the past week, Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Hiroki Kuroda, Curtis Granderson, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Joe Nathan, Mike Napoli and a slew of other free agents put pen to paper. There were also nine trades, with Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals perhaps being the most significant.

But even with big spenders such as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox likely tapped out, a variety of game-changing players are still available to the highest bidder. For instance, with Ellsbury and Granderson off the market, Shin-Soo Choo instantly becomes the best-hitting outfielder for which prospective suitors can compete.

Read on to see the biggest contracts that could transpire from the 2013 MLB winter meetings.


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