It has been one of the busiest offseasons in recent years, but there are still some issues that teams have to address. Here are 10 heading into the New Year.
Angels (Josh Hamilton): After being limited to 240 games in his first two years with the Halos, Hamilton needs to provide a legitimate power bat to offset the more than $90 million the Angels owe him over the next three years. Johnny Narron, Hamilton's guiding force as a youth and with the Rangers, was hired to be the organization's Triple-A hitting coach but will get plenty of time with Hamilton in the spring. The Angels did win an MLB-best 98 regular-season games last season, but they were swept in the American League Division Series by Kansas City. To take the next step they need the Hamilton of the Rangers to return. The Angels have a big enough hole as it is at DH, where only two players had more than 100 at-bats last season (Albert Pujols 163 and C.J. Cron 125).
Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.