You can't always get what you want - but sometimes you get what you need. Here is a breakdown of what teams want and what they'd like to unload, as seen by the Globe's Gordon Edes
Needs: At least two starting pitchers, a slugger to protect Miguel Tejada, a first baseman, closer, outfield help.
Shopping: Reliever Jorge Julio, OF Luis Matos, C Javy López.
Wish list: Paul Konerko spurned big offer to stay with White Sox; pitchers A.J. Burnett, Paul Byrd, and Kevin Millwood are all on the radar; Nomar Garciaparra (to play first?); closer Todd Jones; RHP Kris Benson.
Needs: First baseman, second baseman, pitching depth, big bat if Manny Ramírez leaves.
Boston Red Sox
Shopping: OF Manny Ramírez, LHP David Wells, C Kelly Shoppach.
Wish list: Sox already scored coup with blockbuster deal for ace Josh Beckett, 3B Mike Lowell, and setup man Guillermo Mota; re-signing Johnny Damon is top priority; OF Lastings Milledge, RHP Aaron Heilman if Mets want Manny; RHP Ervin Santana or SS Brandon Wood if Angels want Manny; OF-1B Aubrey Huff; possibly 2B Alfonso Soriano; RH reliever Scott Linebrink.
Needs: Center fielder, setup man, lefthanded specialist.
New York Yankees
Shopping: Would move C Jorge Posada.
Wish list: Signed setup man Kyle Farnsworth; are deep in trade talks with Marlins over CF Juan Pierre; have talked with Sox LH reliever Mike Myers.
Needs: Starting pitcher, third baseman, first baseman.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Shopping: OF/1B Aubrey Huff, SS Julio Lugo, closer Danys Baez, possibly OF Joey Gathright.
Wish list: They're looking to stockpile top prospects.
Needs: Starting pitcher, outfielder.
Toronto Blue Jays
Shopping: 2B Orlando Hudson.
Wish list: Signed closer B.J. Ryan to five-year, $47 million deal; turned down by OF Brian Giles; made a five-year offer for A.J. Burnett; there have been whispers about Manny Ramírez.
Needs: Lefthanded-hitting utility infielder.
Chicago White Sox
Shopping: Traded CF Aaron Rowand; likely will pass on offering arbitration to DH Frank Thomas; RHP Dámaso Marte, RHP Orlando Hernández, OF Joe Borchard.
Wish list: Acquired DH Jim Thome; retained 1B Paul Konerko.
Needs: Starting pitcher, closer, setup man.
Shopping: 1B Ben Broussard, SS Brandon Phillips.
Wish list: RHP Paul Byrd, RH closer Trevor Hoffman, LHP Shawn Estes.
Needs: Closer, starting pitching
Shopping: 1B Carlos Peña, OF Craig Monroe, C Pudge Rodríguez.
Wish list: RH closer Trevor Hoffman, RH closer Bob Wickman, RH closer Todd Jones, RHP A.J. Burnett, RHP Matt Morris.
Needs: Catcher, starting pitcher, outfielder.
Kansas City Royals
Shopping: 1B Mike Sweeney.
Wish list: RHP Kris Benson, OF Jacque Jones, RHP Matt Morris, LHP Kenny Rogers, LHP Shawn Estes, OF Reggie Sanders, OF Jeromy Burnitz, OF Juan Encarnación.
Needs: Third base, outfield.
Shopping: LHP J.C. Romero.
Wish list: Acquired 2B Luis Castillo from the Marlins; looking for 3B, perhaps Bill Mueller; Nomar Garciaparra is a possible fit in outfield or at third; OF Reggie Sanders.
Needs: Middle-of-the-lineup bat, setup help, another starter if RHP Paul Byrd leaves.
Los Angeles Angels
Shopping: 1B/OF Darin Erstad, CF Steve Finley, 2B Adam Kennedy, 1B Casey Kotchman.
Wish list: Couldn't lure 1B Paul Konerko; could go after OF Manny Ramírez, C/DH Mike Piazza, or Nomar Garciaparra; other possibilities include 1B/3B Troy Glaus and 2B Alfonso Soriano.
Needs: Righthanded bat.
Shopping: LHP Barry Zito.
Wish list: Signed RHP Esteban Loaiza; DH Mike Piazza, 1B Frank Thomas, OF Lastings Milledge, 1B Conor Jackson.
Needs: Relief help, starting pitcher, leadoff man.
Shopping: C Yorvit Torrealba.
Wish list: Signed Japanese C Kenji Johjima to three-year, $16.5 million deal; RHP Kevin Millwood, RHP A.J. Burnett, LHP Ron Villone, RHP Matt Morris, OF Juan Pierre.
Needs: Starting pitching, relief help.
Shopping: 2B Alfonso Soriano, OF Kevin Mench, 1B Adrián González.
Wish list: RHP Paul Byrd, RHP Adam Eaton, RHP Miguel Batista, RHP Matt Morris, RHP Byung Hyun Kim.
Needs: Shortstop (if they lose Rafael Furcal), closer, outfielder.
Shopping: C Johnny Estrada, RHP John Thomson, RHP Chris Reitsma.
Wish list: SS Julio Lugo, RHP Todd Jones, OF Reggie Sanders.
Needs: Cheap, young talent, anywhere on the diamond.
Shopping: Everyone but OF Miguel Cabrera and LHP Dontrelle Willis is available from a team that already has shed RHP Josh Beckett, 1B Carlos Delgado, 2B Luis Castillo, 3B Mike Lowell, and RHP Guillermo Mota.
Wish list: Top young prospects, like SS Hanley Ramírez, RHP Anibal Sánchez, and RHP Jesus Delgado, whom they acquired from the Red Sox.
New York Mets
Shopping: RHP Kris Benson, OF Cliff Floyd, RHP Aaron Heilman.
Wish list: Acquired 1B Carlos Delgado from Marlins; free agent closer Billy Wagner; Bengie Molina, Ramon Hernández, and Pudge Rodríguez could be catching targets; Manny Ramírez, if the money doesn't run out and they're willing to part with OF prospect Lastings Milledge.
Needs: Outfield bat, starting pitcher, setup man.
Shopping: OF Bobby Abreu, OF Pat Burrell, OF Jason Michaels.
Wish list: Signed Tom Gordon to close after Billy Wagner went to the Mets; traded 1B Jim Thome to White Sox for CF Aaron Rowand; RHP Javier Vázquez.
Needs: Starting pitcher, leadoff man, power hitter.
Shopping: OF Brad Wilkerson, INF Junior Spivey.
Wish list: OF Wily Mo Peña, LHP Jarrod Washburn.
Needs: Center fielder, shortstop, right-field bat.
Shopping: 2B Todd Walker, CF Corey Patterson, C Michael Barrett.
Wish list: Signed LHP Scott Eyre and RHP Bobby Howry as setup men; making a big play for SS Rafael Furcal and could go after CF Juan Pierre, OF Austin Kearns, OF Jacque Jones.
Needs: Starting pitcher.
Shopping: OF Wily Mo Peña, OF Austin Kearns.
Wish list: As usual, they'll be bargain shopping.
Needs: Catcher (if Brad Ausmus leaves), setup man, run producer, relief help.
Shopping: RHP Brandon Backe, 2B/OF Chris Burke.
Wish list: RHP Roger Clemens and Ausmus come back; RHP Octavio Dotel.
Needs: Starting pitcher, relief depth.
Shopping: 1B Lyle Overbay, 3B Russell Branyon.
Wish list: GM Doug Melvin is likely to eschew free agent market.
Needs: Catcher, power bats.
Shopping: RHP Kip Wells, RHP Josh Fogg.
Wish list: Nomar Garciaparra to play third base; OF Austin Kearns.
Needs: Right fielder to replace Larry Walker, second baseman, starting pitcher.
St. Louis Cardinals
Shopping: RHP Jason Marquis.
Wish list: Have made a four-year offer to RHP A.J. Burnett.
Needs: Catcher, starting pitcher.
Shopping: RHP Javier Vázquez has demanded a trade; high-priced OF Luis González and 1B/3B Troy Glaus.
Wish list: C Paul Lo Duca, C Brad Ausmus, OF Manny Ramírez.
Needs: Catcher, starting pitchers.
Shopping: OF Larry Bigbie.
Wish list: C Yorvit Torrealba, C Josh Bard, RHP Shawn Estes, RHP Pedro Astacio, RHP Tony Armas Jr.
Needs: Catcher, shortstop, outfield, third base.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Shopping: OF Milton Bradley, LHP Odalis Perez.
Wish list: SS Rafael Furcal, LHP Shawn Estes.
Needs: Starting pitcher.
San Diego Padres
Shopping: OF Dave Roberts, 1B Ryan Klesko, RHP Akinori Otsuka, 2B Mark Loretta.
Wish list: Acquired OF Mike Cameron from Mets; acquired 3B Vinny Castilla from Nationals; LHP David Wells; LHP Shawn Estes; re-signed Brian Giles; hope to re-sign closer Trevor Hoffman.
Needs: Starting pitcher, lefthanded-hitting first baseman or outfielder.Shopping: INF Edgardo Alfonzo.
San Francisco Giants
Wish list: Missed out on RHP Esteban Loaiza, who signed with Oakland; RHP Matt Morris; signed RH setup man Tim Worrell.
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