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The 2022-23 MLB offseason is only a week old and we've already seen several notable free agent signings, particularly among top relievers. Here are the important offseason dates you need to know as well as our top 50 free agents and top 20 trade candidates. Plus, Sunday's hot stove rumors:

Phillies interested in Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts
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The Phillies have "real interest" in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts, reports the New York Post. Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski knows Bogaerts from his time with the Red Sox and it was Dombrowski who signed Bogaerts to a six-year, $120 million extension in April 2019. Bogaerts opted out of the final three years of that contract this offseason.

Rookie shortstop Bryson Stott finished the regular season strong for the Phillies and he took impressive at-bats in the postseason. That said, there's some thought Stott is a second baseman long-term. After declining Jean Segura's $17 million club option, the Phillies could shift Stott to second and sign a top free agent shortstop, Bogaerts or otherwise. Our R.J. Anderson ranked Bogaerts the fifth-best free agent available.

Red Sox interested in Reynolds, D-Backs outfielders

Bryan Reynolds
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According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox are among the many teams to show interest in Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, and they've also expressed interest in various Diamondbacks outfielders. The D-Backs are loaded with young MLB-ready outfielders, almost all of whom hit left-handed. Arizona figures to trade from that depth to address other roster needs.

Boston's current outfield includes Enrique Hernández, Rob Refsnyder, and Alex Verdugo and is clearly lacking. The Pirates have a high asking price for Reynolds, understandably, and the D-Backs are said to want major league players for their young outfielders. Not prospects. To get Reynolds or a D-Backs outfielder, the Red Sox will have to win a bidding war. There is plenty of interest. 

Mariners will be a top suitor for Yoshida

The Mariners will be a top suitor for Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida this offseason, reports MLB.com. They've scouted him extensively. Yoshida and his team, the reigning Japan Series champion Orix Buffaloes, must still finalize a posting agreement. Orix has until Dec. 5 to post Yoshida. Once he is posted, he will have 45 days to negotiate and sign with MLB teams.

Yoshida, 29, slashed .336/.449/.559 with 21 home runs and way more walks (82) than strikeout (42) in 121 games in 2022. He is an extreme bat control lefty hitter, though he doesn't bring much speed or defense to the table. The Mariners have a rich history with Japanese players (Ichiro Suzuki, Kenji Johjima, Hisashi Iwakuma, etc.) and they have a need in the corner outfield with Mitch Haniger a free agent and Jesse Winker a trade candidate.

Astros interested in Contreras

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Free agent catcher Willson Contreras is on the radar for the World Series champion Astros, according to the New York Post. Houston agreed to trade righty José Urquidy to the Cubs for Contreras straight up at the deadline, but the deal was quashed at the ownership level. Our R.J. Anderson ranked Contreras the 11th-best free agent available this offseason.

Backstop Martín Maldonado is signed through 2023 and manager Dusty Baker loves him because of his all-world defense. That said, Maldonado is now 36, and he provides little offense. Contreras would provide much more at the plate and allow Baker to rest Maldonado more often. He could also see time at DH with Yordan Alvarez expected to play more left field moving forward.

D-Backs expected to pursue Longoria

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The Diamondbacks are expected to pursue free agent third baseman Evan Longoria, reports the Arizona Republic. Arizona has an opening at third base and is seeking a righty bat to balance their lefty-heavy lineup. Also, the 37-year-old Longoria recently said if he doesn't return to the Giants, he will only consider signing in Arizona and Tampa Bay, where he has homes. 

Longoria battled injuries the past two years but still hit .252/.333/.466 with 27 home runs in 170 games, including .282/.333/.479 against lefties in 2022. He remains a solid defender at the hot corner as well. Arizona currently has an Emmanuel Rivera/Josh Rojas platoon penciled in at the hot corner, though Rojas has experience at other positions and the DH spot is available as well. Our R.J. Anderson ranked Longoria the 43rd-best free agent available this offseason.

Braves re-sign Chavez

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The ageless Jesse Chavez has signed on for another season with the Braves. Chavez, now 39, has agreed to a minor league contract that will pay him $1.2 million at the MLB level, according to The Athletic. Next season with be Chavez's 16th in the big leagues. He started 2022 with the Cubs and changed teams three times over the summer:

Chavez was also part of Atlanta's championship team in 2021 and he even made a start (as an opener) in the NLCS. The rubber-armed righty has a 3.65 ERA in 293 1/3 innings dating back to 2018. You can't expect any better from the last guy in the bullpen.