MLB Offseason

Nine Top Offseason Stories Heading into the 2012 MLB Season

Ryan Braun, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and the Marlins topped the Hot Stove.
<p> Ryan Braun, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and More</p>

--By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman)

Since the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series in late October, the baseball world has witnessed many major moves and risky contracts — and that was with the big-money Yankees and Red Sox staying fairly quiet. From power sluggers leaving the NL Central to power arms moving east, there were many winter changes that will have a long-lasting effect on the 2012 campaign and beyond. Here are nine of the most important hot stove happenings: