The 2022 MLB season is winding to a close, and for more than half the league the focus will shift to the offseason in a matter of days, as only 12 teams will punch tickets to the postseason.

From legitimate World Series contenders to cellar-dwellers, every team has at least one pressing question that will need to be answered this winter.

Ahead we've taken a team-by-team look at each of the 30 MLB clubs, covering pending free agents, roster holes, in-house talent assessment and everything in between.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks: Is It Time to Make a Splash?

The Arizona Diamondbacks have an exciting core in place with Zac Gallen, Christian Walker, Ketel Marte, Merrill Kelly, Jake McCarthy, Daulton Varsho, Corbin Carroll, Alek Thomas, Josh Rojas and September standout Drey Jameson under club control for at least two more seasons.

The organization has shown a willingness to spend big on the right players. For example, it signed Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million deal prior to the 2016 season after the team took a step forward the previous year. Could the D-backs make another major splash this offseason as they look to take the next step?

 

Atlanta Braves: Who Will Play Shortstop?

Dansby Swanson is having a career year, posting a 113 OPS+ with 31 doubles, 22 home runs, 92 RBI, 95 runs, 18 steals and 5.1 WAR—just in time for his first opportunity in free agency. Will the Atlanta Braves pay to keep him around?

Rookie standout Vaughn Grissom spent the bulk of his time in the minors at shortstop, and he will be pushed off second base once Ozzie Albies is healthy, but the expectation has been that he will outgrow shortstop. If Grissom is not viewed as a long-term answer, re-signing Swanson has to be a priority.