Omar Infante is without question one of the players that flies under the radar, yet he is imperative to a team’s success. Coming over with Anibal Sanchez from Miami, Infante as always was a back page story, but his contributions were tough to miss. At a very weak second base position, Infante is a lock to give you plus fielding and plus-plus hitting without any of the drama or injury concerns you can expect from other players. There is plenty of young talent in Detroit with the likes of Jose Iglesias and Hernan Perez, but new manager Brad Ausmus will likely do what he can to keep this guy around for two more years.
Possible Suitors: Tigers, Cubs, Yankees, Royals, Blue Jays
Possible Suitors: Angels, Orioles, Phillies, Twins
Carlos Ruiz is still a hot commodity on the open market considering his skill set both behind the dish and at the plate. He is just one year removed from an All-Star campaign that saw him hit .325 while playing miraculous defense. It is quite clear that teams are recognizing his unique combination of offensive and defensive skills, as reports have him with two-year offers from multiple teams ranging from $15-20 million. The Red Sox appear to be done with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and are the front-runners at the moment, but the Rockies are also in the mix.
Possible Suitors: Red Sox, Rockies, Phillies, Blue Jays, Yankees
Possible Suitors: Orioles, Yankees, Angels, Mets, Dodgers