With most of the big names gone from free agency (with Manny Machado and Bryce Harper being exceptions), teams are now starting to look for cheaper options to round out their rosters.
One player who is garnering some interest is former All-Star and 2015 World Series champion Mike Moustakas. As of now, the two teams reportedly most interested in Moose are the Milwaukee Brewers -- the team he finished up with last year -- and the San Diego Padres.
The 30-year-old third baseman is coming off of a solid season by his standards, but he is clearly not the same player that he was back when the Kansas City Royals were at the peak of their powers.
As for which team seems to have the upper hand in the Moustakas sweepstakes, the latest buzz holds that Milwaukee bears that honor. The prospect of Moose re-signing with the Brewers has gone as far as being described as "inevitable."
News as to where Moustakas ultimately decides to sign probably won't be announced until later in the offseason, as neither the teams nor the player himself look as though they are in any rush to get a deal done any time soon. That's pretty much par for the course for this ever-frustrating Hot Stove season.