Jose Reyes – Shortstop – Miami Marlins
New retractable roof stadium: check. New team: check. New (huge) deal: big check. Everything lined up perfectly for someone many consider to be baseball’s most dynamic table-setter. With the team’s goal of filling the seats while invigorating regional interest in baseball, the Marlins wasted no time aggressively pursuing of the Dominican-born Reyes after it became evident that his former team, the New York Mets, would be unable to retain the speedy and flashy superstar. Along with new manager Ozzie Guillén and the on-boarding of other notable free agents, Reyes’ electrifying play and multi-faceted game could catapult the Marlins back into playoff contention, a goal that has eluded the franchise since their 2003 World Series championship.