FREE AGENTS: INF/OF Willie Bloomquist, 3B Eric Chavez, C Wil Nieves
Bloomquist was very productive in his three seasons with the D-backs, as his .317 batting average demonstrated this season. However, he was hampered by injuries the past two years, and he had only 139 at-bats this season around two stints on the disabled list. The D-backs are deep at shortstop and may look to re-sign him only if they make another deal. Chavez was very productive, with 44 RBIs in 228 at-bats, and he could return in the right scenario. Nieves had one of his best seasons and is likely to be re-signed.
FREE AGENTS: RHP Manuel Corpas, 1B Todd Helton, LHP Jeff Francis, RHP Roy Oswalt, C Yorvit Torrealba, RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Rafael Betancourt (mutual option)
Helton retired after the season. Francis and Torrealba are not expected to return. And while Oswalt would like to, it's questionable what he has left at age 36 after compiling an 8.63 ERA in nine games, six starts and 32 1/3 innings, albeit despite missing two months with a left hamstring strain. Oswalt has talked to the Rockies about being invited to spring training, believing he can compete for a rotation spot with a full offseason. Corpas could be back in a middle-relief role, but he easily could be deemed expendable as the Rockies reconstruct their bullpen. Betancourt will miss all of next year after elbow surgery.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
FREE AGENTS: RHP Brian Wilson, LHP J.P. Howell, RHP Carlos Marmol, RHP Ricky Nolasco, RHP Edinson Volquez, 3B Juan Uribe, INF Michael Young, INF/OF Skip Schumaker, INF Nick Punto, INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr.
It's a long list that could get longer if the Dodgers don't pick up the options on 2B Mark Ellis and LHP Chris Capuano. The bench will need to be rebuilt if Punto et al. are not re-signed. And the bullpen will take a hit if Howell and Wilson (who will likely sign to be a closer elsewhere) do not return.
SAN DIEGO PADRES
FREE AGENTS: SS Ronny Cedeno, RHP Jason Marquis, OF Mark Kotsay (retired)
The Padres aren't expected to offer Cedeno what his market value might be. Marquis is coming off elbow reconstruction surgery and might not pitch in 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
FREE AGENTS: LHP Javier Lopez, LHP Barry Zito, RHP Chad Gaudin, OF Andres Torres, RHP Ryan Vogelsong (club option)
Lopez is the next guy in line for the Giants to go after. Don't expect Zito or Torres back unless they're willing to sign a minor league deal. Gaudin had some physical and legal issues that might or might not alter the Giants' interest.