Hot Stove Daily: Team by team

Hot Stove Daily: Team by team
By Yahoo! Sports Staff
December 3, 2007

Yahoo! Sports will examine the offseason plans of every MLB team before the Dec. 3-6 winter meetings.

Nationals Washington Nationals
There's a new stadium, but the same low payroll could make overachieving once again the only realistic goal. More

Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays need more consistency from their players, but does it matter when they have to compete with the Red Sox and Yankees? More

Rangers Texas Rangers
Losing out on Torii Hunter to the Angels only underscores the Rangers' second-rate status in the AL West. More

Rays Tampa Bay Rays
You can take the Devil out of the Rays, but their low payroll all but ensures another hellish season. More

Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
New GM John Mozeliak has a tough act to follow and a ton of holes to fill. More

Mariners Seattle Mariners
Flush with cash and intoxicated by a winning season, the Mariners nevertheless have holes to fill in a thin free-agent market. More

Giants San Francisco Giants
The Giants face a rebuilding project, but having $19 million not spent on Barry Bonds should help. More

Padres San Diego Padres
The Padres have needs in free agency, but the market might dictate paying too much. More

Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
High-profile free agents are not in the Pirates plans, so frustrating losing seasons must be overcome with spare parts and trades. More

Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Shoring up a pitching staff in a hitter-friendly home ballpark is a tall order, especially in a thin free-agent market. More

Athletics Oakland Athletics
Expect A's general manager Billy Beane to cobble together a decent team, but the players need to stay healthy. More

Yankees New York Yankees
Brian Cashman had better hope the assertive new Steinbrenner doesn't get a Hank-erin' for a change at general manager. More

Mets New York Mets
After the Mets' historic late-season meltdown, their task will be overcoming the regret and apprehension that took root in September. More

Twins Minnesota Twins
The Twins likely won't have enough salary muscle to keep Johan Santana and Joe Nathan. More

Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
One of the Brewers' top priorities is to free up enough salary to keep sluggers Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun in the fold. More

Angels Los Angeles Dodgers
Signing a center fielder and trading for a starting pitcher sum up the plan to give Joe Torre ammunition. More

Angels Los Angeles Angels
The Angels hope to improve when injuries heal but need to bolster their lineup to keep pace in the AL. More

Kansas City Kansas City Royals
Using baby steps rather than strides, the Royals gradually are assembling a team that can compete. More

Florida Houston Astros
The new front-office regime inherited roster problems and already might have created another. More

Florida Florida Marlins
The Marlins have tempting trade bait, but it might not be enough to reel in enough talent to field a winning team. More

Detroit Detroit Tigers
The time is now for the 2006 AL champions to build for another run, and Dave Dombrowski already has begun. More

Colorado Colorado Rockies
Reaching the World Series didn't mean the upstart National League champions can rest on their laurels. More

Cleveland Cleveland Indians
This well-run organization needs only to tinker with its roster, sew up C.C. Sabathia and rake in additional revenue after reaching the ALCS. More

Cincinnati Cincinnati Reds
Dealing Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn for prospects could free payroll and give new manager Dusty Baker a team with a future. More

Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
The White Sox need upgrades in the outfield, middle infield, bullpen and at the top of their lineup to compete in the AL Central. More

Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
The Cubs are searching near and far to fill needs in the outfield, starting rotation and bullpen. More

Boston Boston Red Sox
The World Series champions possess an enviable combination of tradeable pieces, young talent and lots of money. More

Baltimore Baltimore Orioles
The Orioles would like to get younger, but a bevy of big contracts could preclude the overhaul management wants. More

Atlanta Atlanta Braves
This is a team that sorely wants to make one last push with John Smoltz, Chipper Jones and, presumably, Tom GlavineMore

Arizona Arizona Diamondbacks
As much as they want to grow, payroll restrictions severely limit them from keeping around the veterans to help them do so. More

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Updated on Monday, Dec 3, 2007 3:16 pm, EST

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