Is it ever too early to talk about baseball and the MLB power rankings? Not for diehard fans of the boys of summer! The 2018 MLB winter meetings have come and gone, and while several teams made moves to improve their rosters, many key players are looking for a place to call home in 2019.

Deals made

With many big names still on the open market, it is anyone’s guess where star players like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will land in 2019. The only thing fans do know is that these two, along with several others, will be well compensated in their upcoming deals.

While the Mets and Braves didn’t make earth-shattering headline news for their transactions so far this offseason, they both improved greatly by making deals to acquire well-seasoned veterans to their roster.

The Mets acquired Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners during the winter meetings, while the Braves, on the heels of bringing back longtime favorite Brian McCann, signed free agent Josh Donaldson. Sounds like great moves, right? Not everyone agrees.

CBS Sports Radio recently sat down with former Marlins President and current CBS Sports HQ analyst David Samson. Samson didn’t mince words when he said he believed that the Mets deal for Cano was a bad one. Samson called the deal the “worst of the offseason.”

That comment seems to be a bit ridiculous.

Plenty of players left

With Christmas less than one week away, and pitchers and catchers scheduled to report in just a few weeks after that, now is the perfect time for teams to search out that much-needed player addition. Surprisingly, a lot of players are still looking for that perfect deal.

Besides Harper and Machado, players like A.J.

Pollock, Dallas Keuchel, Nelson Cruz, Jed Lowrie, Adam Ottavino, Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Andrew Miller, David Robertson, D.J. LeMahieu, Gio Gonzalez, Jose Iglesias, Adam Jones and many more are still available for all 30 teams to bid on. While this is nothing new to see a list of players this deep available, they will all most likely be made offers before teams report to camp.

Below is a look at the post-winter meeting MLB Power rankings as we head into 2019.

1. Boston Red Sox

2. New York Yankees

3. Houston Astros

4. Los Angeles Dodgers

5. Atlanta Braves

6. Chicago Cubs

7. St. Louis Cardinals

8. Milwaukee Brewers

9. Cleveland Indians

10. Washington Nationals

11. New York Mets

12. Tampa Bay Rays

13. Philadelphia Phillies

14. Oakland Athletics

15. Colorado Rockies

16. Pittsburgh Pirates

17. Minnesota Twins

18. Los Angeles Angels

19. Arizona Diamondbacks

20. San Francisco Giants

21. Chicago White Sox

22. San Diego Padres

23. Cincinnati Reds

24. Texas Rangers

25. Toronto Blue Jays

26. Seattle Mariners

27. Kansas City Royals

28. Detroit Tigers

29. Baltimore Orioles

30. Miami Marlins