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Offseason decisions for all 30 teams

Updated: October 29, 2012, 1:47 PM ET
By Buster Olney

DETROIT -- As Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News writes, free agency begins today for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton and others, given the changes in the system. Marco Scutaro will still have images of his World Series-winning single dancing in his head, forever entrenched in the great lore of the San Francisco Giants, and he'll be thinking about Tuesday's parade -- and yet all the while, he will not technically be part of their roster. This is how quickly the offseason work begins.

Most teams have held organizational and staff meetings in recent weeks to evaluate their own talent and consider outside options.

Some thumbnails on decisions to come for all 30 teams:

Los Angeles Angels: Their framework has changed rapidly. This franchise was thought to have outstanding starting pitching at the outset of 2012 season, but the Angels may have as many as three openings in their rotation going into 2013. C.J. Wilson had surgery that figures to impact him into next season, and the Angels must quickly decide whether to pick up options on Dan Haren ($15.5 million) and Ervin Santana ($13 million). There are legit reasons for them to pass on those options, and if they do so -- and are unable to re-sign Zack Greinke -- well, their rotation would be a complete mess.

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