Which contenders are most desperate for hitting help at the winter meetings?

From ESPN - December 7, 2017

Here's the actual, fundamental truth about baseball: Value is value, no matter where it comes from. There's no such thing as having too much pitching, or too much hitting or too much defense. That being said, there's baseball in theory, and there's baseball in practice. In practice, some routes are just easier than others. It's not always simple to improve what's already a team strength. Sometimes teams just need to address their shortcomings, because, well, what contender wants to have shortcomings?

As such, which teams could stand to add some offensive pop? I am focusing on five clubs in particular, with an emphasis on those looking to get or stay in the playoff hunt. We all know the Padres could improve, but as far as 2018 is concerned, how much does that matter? These five teams have greater urgency and might make moves to improve by the end of next week's winter meetings.


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