Every NL team's biggest remaining needs
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Spring training may be just over a month away but baseball's offseason is far from finished. Every team still has holes to fill, and there are plenty of options available in the free-agent market.

Here's a look at the biggest remaining needs for every National League team, and which players each club could target. A look at the American League teams was published Monday.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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Remaining needs: Center fielder, trade partner for Zack Greinke

Potential targets: Jackie Bradley Jr., Adam Jones, A.J. Pollock, Denard Span

The trade of Paul Goldschmidt in December potentially signaled a change of direction for the D-Backs. If that's the case, their No. 1 need is to find a trade partner for Greinke and his enormous salary. If Arizona believes it can still contend next season, an upgrade in center field over Jarrod Dyson is mandatory. In December, Bradley was reportedly "high atop" their wish list to replace Pollock.

Atlanta Braves

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Remaining needs: Corner outfielder

Potential targets: Pollock, Nicholas Castellanos, Carlos Gomez, Carlos Gonzalez, Marwin Gonzalez, Nick Markakis

The Braves have been linked to a possible reunion with closer Craig Kimbrel and are reportedly among the teams chasing Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but their biggest need is a replacement in the outfield for Markakis. Castellanos, who Atlanta has been eyeing, would make sense. The Detroit Tigers slugger drove in 89 runs and hit a career-high 46 doubles last season.

Chicago Cubs

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Remaining needs: Relief pitching

Potential targets: Cody Allen, Brad Boxberger, Brad Brach, Greg Holland, Bud Norris, AJ Ramos, Sergio Romo, Hunter Strickland, Justin Wilson

The Cubs are already in a position to contend and should look to add a reliever to fill in at closer until Brandon Morrow's right elbow is healed. Allen (27 saves), Boxberger (32 saves), and Holland (41 saves in 2017) may be their best options.

Cincinnati Reds

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Remaining needs: Starting pitching

Potential targets: Trevor Bauer, Marco Estrada, Gio Gonzalez, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchel, Corey Kluber, Marcus Stroman

It's been a busy offseason for Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams, but Cincinnati should continue looking for a bona fide ace. Keuchel would be a nice addition but may come at too high of a cost. Acquiring Gray is more realistic and affordable, and something the Reds have reportedly been trying to pull off for some time now.

Colorado Rockies

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Remaining needs: First baseman

Potential targets: Jose Abreu, Edwin Encarnacion, Wil Myers, Carlos Santana, Justin Smoak

The Rockies replaced DJ LeMahieu at second base with Daniel Murphy. If they truly intend to play him there and move Ian Desmond to the outfield, there's a vacancy at first. Colorado has reportedly discussed a trade with Toronto for Smoak, and a former Blue Jay has their attention, too. The Rockies were showing interest in Encarnacion before he was traded to the Seattle Mariners, who are confident they'll move him before spring training.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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Remaining needs: Catcher, right-handed starter

Potential targets: Bauer, Kluber, Realmuto, Francisco Cervelli, Martin Maldonado

It's doubtful the Dodgers head into next season with the catching duo of Russell Martin and Austin Barnes. Realmuto would be an ideal addition, but trading for Cervelli or signing Maldonado would prevent L.A. from forking over major prospect capital. It could instead use some of those youngsters to acquire Kluber. Negotiations with Cleveland, which appeared to be finished before the new year, have reportedly started back up.

Miami Marlins

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Remaining needs: Left-handed hitting first baseman, trade partner for Realmuto

Potential targets: Lucas Duda, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison

Miami's biggest addition could be through subtraction. The Marlins have one of the premium trade pieces available in Realmuto, and they've placed a hefty price tag on the All-Star catcher after receiving underwhelming packages for Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna. Marlins manager Don Mattingly expects to open the spring with Realmuto on the team, but Miami should focus on dealing him while his value is high.

Milwaukee Brewers

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Remaining needs: Second baseman, starting pitching

Potential targets: M. Gonzalez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Josh Harrison, Neil Walker, G. Gonzalez, Gray, Keuchel, Madison Bumgarner

The market for second basemen opened last week when a number of players inked new deals. With Jonathan Schoop, Brian Dozier, Jed Lowrie, and DJ LeMahieu off the board, Milwaukee's options are limited. The Brewers have reportedly spent much of their offseason trying to acquire Giants left-hander Bumgarner.

New York Mets

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Remaining needs: Relief pitching

Potential targets: Allen, Holland, Romo, Strickland, Wilson, Tony Sipp

It's been a busy first offseason for Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. After acquiring Lowrie, Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Wilson Ramos, and a slew of others, the Mets don't have much left to do. New York's bullpen, which should be better with the additions of Diaz and Jeurys Familia, could use some depth beyond the pair after it allowed a .261 opponents' batting average last season.

Philadelphia Phillies

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Remaining needs: Corner outfielder, third baseman

Potential targets: Gonzalez, Jones, Markakis, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas

The Phillies were supposed to be spending stupidly this offseason, but so far, stupid looks more like reasonable. Matt Klentak and his front office have dished out $73 million for Andrew McCutchen and David Robertson while also adding Jean Segura through trade. This doesn't mean Philadelphia is done, however. It's in on both of Harper and Machado and has Moustakas on its radar as a backup plan. With the NL East suddenly so competitive, the Phillies need to make something else happen if they hope to take down the division.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Remaining needs: Starting pitching

Potential targets: Estrada, Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson, Wade Miley, Ervin Santana

The Pirates may look like the worst team in the NL Central, but their rotation is young and talented. Adding another veteran arm such as Gonzalez or Santana alongside Chris Archer should help the Pirates stymie some of the explosive offenses they're going to compete against on a regular basis.

San Diego Padres

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Remaining needs: Starting pitching

Potential targets: Keuchel, Kluber, Gray, Clay Buchholz, Drew Pomeranz, James Shields, Marcus Stroman

The Padres have been frequently mentioned in trade rumors but haven't made a notable move yet. They're searching all over the league for front-end starting pitching and have been linked to Kluber, Gray, and Stroman. San Diego has the prospect capital to make any deal happen, and it's time for it to decide whether to make a big move now or continue to be patient and wait for the future to arrive.

San Francisco Giants

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Remaining needs: Outfielders

Potential targets: C. Gomez, C. Gonzalez, Harper, Jones, Markakis, Pollock, Melky Cabrera, Cameron Maybin

The Giants' biggest move of the offseason was prying Farhan Zaidi away from the Dodgers to lead their baseball operations department. So far, Zaidi and Co. have been quiet aside from fielding calls - but not making them - on Bumgarner. Their projected outfield of Steven Duggar, Chris Shaw, and Mac Williamson says all you need to know about the type of moves this team needs to make.

St. Louis Cardinals

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Remaining needs: Relief pitching

Potential targets: Allen, Boxberger, Sipp, Adam Ottavino, Ryan Madson, Oliver Perez

After acquiring Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller, the Cardinals look to be a major threat in the NL. Cardinals relievers combined for a 4.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP last season, so, even with Miller, another shutdown reliever such as Ottavino would be a worthwhile addition, especially if St. Louis intends to use Alex Reyes in the rotation.

Washington Nationals

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Remaining needs: Harper

Potential targets: Harper

The Nationals have been one of the busiest teams this offseason. They're primed to contend in the NL East after addressing a number of areas, but the cherry on top would be re-signing Harper. It's going to cost a fortune to make it happen, but doing so would give Washington its best chance of finally bringing a World Series to the American capital while continuing to be home to baseball's most marketable player.

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