The Reds were surprisingly quiet this offseason on the free agent market, instead relying on youngsters like Tony Cingrani and Billy Hamilton to fill key vacancies. Will that be enough to keep up with the Cardinals and Pirates?
Nelson Cruz spent parts of eight seasons at Triple-A and was designated for assignment by the Rangers, before breaking out in the big leagues in late 2008. Could a similar situation be developing on the north side of Chicago?
Suddenly first base is looking a bit thin -- especially in the National League. Jason Collette looks at prospects capable of making an impact at the position beyond 2012 with the hope of saving money on second-tier options in future auctions and drafts.