The MLB season may be over, but there’s no offseason in an MLB front office, as teams are already hard at work building toward next year.

Early to-do items around the league include deciding whether to exercise player options and whether to extend qualifying offers to eligible free agents.

That often leads to some early activity on the trade market, with teams moving to acquire a player before his option is declined and he’s free to sign anywhere.

Meanwhile, eligible free agents are gearing up for what they hope will be bidding wars for their services on the free-agent market, and teams are already fielding calls regarding potential trade chips.

So at the start of the MLB offseason, let’s take a quick look at some early questions from around the league. 

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