Team-by-team winter meetings checklist

Ben Cherington (Red Sox) and Theo Epstein (Cubs) figure to be busy at the MLB winter meetings. Getty Images

With the MLB winter meetings right around the corner, there's no better time to check in and look at where all 30 MLB teams stand as of now.

Below we examine each team, using five categories: biggest needs, the current free agents they could be interested in, players they might be interested in trading for, their players on the block and their "aggressiveness scale," which is how aggressive we expect each team to be at the winter meetings only, with 1 being least aggressive and 10 being most aggressive.

Baltimore Orioles

Biggest team needs: Outfield and bullpen help

Free agents they could be interested in: Melky Cabrera, Andrew Miller, Colby Rasmus, Michael Morse, Norichika Aoki, Alex Rios, Delmon Young, Kendrys Morales, Luke Gregerson, Sergio Romo, Rafael Soriano, Francisco Rodriguez, Casey Janssen, Pat Neshek, Jason Grilli

Trade options: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, Dayan Viciedo, Brandon Moss, Dexter Fowler, Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, Nick Swisher, Marlon Byrd

Players on the block: Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Davis

Aggressiveness scale: 6

Boston Red Sox

Biggest team needs: Starting pitcher, catcher and bullpen depth

Free agents they could be interested in: