Torii Hunter

(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

Torii Hunter. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Levine: Torii Hunter Would Be Perfect Veteran Fit For Cubs

Cubs brass wants to add a veteran leader, and Hunter is a free agent with plenty left in the tank.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/14/2014

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Emma: Ausmus Learned Managing As A Player

“Executives are putting … more stock in the ability of a manager to relate to his player core,” Ausmus said.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Leadership Evolving On Cubs

“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2014

John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Comerica Park on April 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Tigers 3-1, But Lose Sale To DL

Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo hit RBI doubles in the seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied for a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

04/21/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 4 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

04/18/2014

Starting pitcher John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall Again To Tigers 6-2

Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter homered, and Anibal Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers overcome Miguel Cabrera’s absence in a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

07/24/2013

Pablo Sandoval collides with the Astros' Chris Snyder  last July. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Ban The Home Plate Collision

Mike Matheny is the ideal champion of a noble cause, and he has decided to take up the fight.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Torii Hunter (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Tigers, Torii Hunter Agree On 2-Year Deal

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter has agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit, giving the Tigers a capable corner outfielder coming off an impressive season at age 37.

670 The Score–11/14/2012

Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sox Swept By Angels, But Tigers Drop To 1 Game Back In Division

The Chicago White Sox left Angel Stadium the same way they arrived – looking for a big hit.

09/23/2012

Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a two-run pinch-hit home run in the 7th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Angels 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A.J. Homers In 5th Straight Game, Sox Beat Angels 4-2

A.J. Pierzynski tied a White Sox record by homering in his fifth consecutive game, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning off Jason Isringhausen that led Chicago over the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Sunday.

08/05/2012

Tyler Flowers. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Weaver, Angels Rout White Sox 8-0

Jered Weaver pitched seven innings, and Erick Aybar drove in three runs in the Los Angeles Angels’ sixth straight victory, 8-0 over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

08/24/2011