When you get past all of the hyperbole, all of the advanced metrics and creative ways of saying the same thing, baseball is a game where everyone involved is ultimately judged by the same, basic principles.

Wins and losses.

That’s it.

Too many losses cost people jobs, from the players to the coaching staff to the front office.

Too many wins, well, there’s no such thing.

While we think of wins and losses as only having to do with the action that unfolds on the diamond, that’s only part of the equation.

The basic premise of winning and losing is applicable to literally every facet of baseball, and how a team fares in the offseason is no different.

With that in mind, who are the big winners and losers thus far in the 2012-13 Hot Stove League?

Let’s take a look.

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