FREE AGENTS: C Brian McCann, RHP Tim Hudson, LHP Eric O'Flaherty, LHP Paul Maholm, RHP Freddy Garcia, LHP Scott Downs, RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Kameron Loe
McCann has made seven All-Star Games and is a local product, but the Braves are unlikely to match the five-year offer at about $75 million that he could get from an American League team. Maholm and Downs are not expected to return, but the Braves could retain Hudson and O'Flaherty, who are both coming off injuries.
FREE AGENTS: OF Matt Diaz, OF Austin Kearns, OF Juan Pierre, 3B Placido Polanco, RHP Chad Qualls
Pierre loves Miami but he'd have to accept a bench role. Qualls could get an offer from Miami, but the others are less likely to return because they don't fit into Miami's plans.
NEW YORK METS
FREE AGENTS: RHP David Aardsma, LHP Tim Byrdak, LHP Pedro Feliciano, RHP Frank Francisco, RHP Aaron Harang, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, LHP Johan Santana (club option)
As they work to rebuild their bullpen again, the Mets could re-sign one or more of their free agent relievers, though none are a priority. Harang and Matsuzaka are unlikely to be back as well. Santana is still rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, making him unlikely to pitch anywhere next season.
FREE AGENTS: RHP Roy Halladay, C Carlos Ruiz, RHP Zach Miner, LHP John Lannan
The biggest name on the list is Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, including one with Philadelphia in 2010. Halladay is coming off shoulder surgery and has looked bad over the past two seasons, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has expressed an interest in bringing Halladay back. Ruiz will be a free agent for the first time, but it is expected that Philadelphia will make a strong attempt to bring him back on a shorter term deal.
FREE AGENTS: RHP Dan Haren, 1B/OF Chad Tracy, C Carlos Maldonado, LHP Fernando Abad, RHP Ross Ohlendorf
Haren had a great second half of the season but is too costly and would have to come back in a different salary slot with an incentive-laden deal. Tracy did not have a productive season and will not return. Maldonado was purely catching depth and the Nationals are happy with Jhonatan Solano and Sandy Leon behind Wilson Ramos. Abad has a shot because left-handed relief was a weakness but will have competition from Xavier Cedeno, Ian Krol and a likely veteran free agent. There could be a place in the bullpen for Ohlendorf as a long reliever and spot starter.