Hot stove updates: Free agency and offseason trade news

With the unique 2020 MLB season behind us, the hot stove season is underway. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this offseason, with the reduced revenues and looming labor issues making it unclear how willing teams will be to spend on acquiring players.

We have information about how the offseason will work, as well as key dates and a look at the key issues teams will need to address.

Related links:

Free agent rankings | Way-too-early Power Rankings | 2021 MLB draft order

Analysis of biggest moves

Lindor trade starts a new era for Mets -- but there's still room for one more big move
Lindor Mets -- Grading the trade, what's next for both teams and more
What to make of Pirates trading former All-Star Josh Bell to Nationals

First Snell, now Darvish: Padres go all-in, Cubs start rebuild
Why Blake Snell trade could be a win-win for Padres and Rays -- or a huge loss for one side
What to make of Pirates trading former All-Star Josh Bell to Nationals
What getting McCann means for Mets -- and free-agent market
White Sox off to good start this offseason, but can't stop now
Trade grades: How well did White Sox, Rangers do in Lynn deal?
Schoenfield: Adding Morton sets Braves up for run at Dodgers

Hot stove buzz

Passan: White Sox become AL's team to beat, LeMahieu-Yankees staredown and more
Hot stove survey: GMs, execs predict biggest offseason topics
Five things Passan is hearing: New homes for Springer, Arenado?
What Passan is hearing about Hendriks, busy Jays
What Passan is hearing about markets for Springer, LeMahieu
Olney: Why the Indians are finally ready to deal Lindor
Which big names were cut loose at the non-tender deadline?

Best fits for top offseason targets

Schoenfield: Ranking the best landing spots for Realmuto
Schoenfield: Best free-agency fits for Springer
Schoenfield: Ranking how Bauer fits for all 30 teams
Doolittle: The best free-agent fits for very specific needs

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Breaking down the free-agent market

Schoenfield: Free agent superlatives -- Player most likely to ...
McDaniel: Ranking every MLB free agent for the 2020 offseason
Olney: Valuable free agents who aren't budget busters
Olney: Why MLB insiders predict a long, cold winter for free agents

Offseason to-do lists

Stock watch: How all 30 teams stack up as hot stove starts to simmer
McDaniel: What every AL team needs to get done
McDaniel: What every NL team needs to get done
Schoenfield: Predicting offseason moves for all 30 MLB teams
Passan: 20 questions entering a unique hot stove season

Other offseason news and views

Olney: Arenado can keep huge salary or play for a winner -- but not both
Winter meetings wrap: Dombrowski to Philly, Rangers' direction and more
Olney: How this offseason plays to Braves' advantage
What's next for the Cubs after Theo Epstein's departure
What the Mets' offseason could look like under new owner Steve Cohen
What you need to know about Robinson Cano's PED suspension
Spain: Hired by Marlins, Kim Ng lands long-overdue GM job
Alex Cora is back with Red Sox: Why it will (or won't) work

Offseason previews

NL playoff teams

Three questions facing Braves
Where Cubs go next
Reds face big questions
How can Dodgers stay on top?
Building on Marlins' surprise
Can Brewers keep contending?
What's next for the Cardinals
Padres' to-do list as contenders

AL playoff teams

White Sox winter agenda
Cleveland's priorities
How many Astros All-Stars could leave?
Twins look to upgrade a contender
Yankees can't let it ride
A's face high turnover
How Rays can come back stronger
How Blue Jays build from this

Teams that didn't make the postseason

What's next for 14 teams that didn't reach the playoffs

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