From free-agent signings to trades, the offseason has had its share of player movement. Here are the five moves that could ultimately have the most impact.
1. Royals re-sign Alex Gordon to a four year, $72 million deal
Given some of the other free-agent signings that happened this offseason, Gordon's contract looks like a relative bargain. The Royals are already weak offensively at one outfield position so they needed to bring back Gordon. He'll turn 32 next week, but given his broad-based skill-set, he should age well over the next four seasons.
2. Braves acquire Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson for Shelby Miller
This would have been a decent trade for the Braves even if it was just Inciarte for Miller. Inciarte is a defensive wiz who hits enough to be as valuable as Miller. But they also got Swanson, last year's No. 1 overall pick in the draft, thrown in the trade. He could develop into a star.
3. Cubs sign John Lackey to a two-year, $32 million deal
Is Lackey as good as David Price or Zack Greinke? No, but he also didn't cost $200 million and the Cubs swiped him away from their division rival, the Cardinals. Lackey has averaged 202 innings the past three seasons, and if he comes within half a run of the 2.77 ERA he had in 2015, the Cubs will be happy.
4. White Sox get Todd Frazier from Reds for three prospects
Frazier slumped in the second half of last season, but he still finished with 35 home runs -- exactly the power bat the White Sox needed after finishing last in the American League in home runs and runs in 2015. They didn't give up any high-upside prospects, and Frazier replaces the worst third-base production in the majors last year.
5. Angels acquire Andrelton Simmons from the Braves for Sean Newcomb and Erick Aybar
Simmons is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2020, giving the Angels a new shortstop to replace the aging Aybar. It cost the Angels a good pitching prospect in Newcomb, but the Angels get the sure thing in Simmons while Atlanta absorbs all the risk.