Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Which MLB Team Had The Best Offseason?!?

Is it already time for baseball? Nah, it's always time for baseball. Especially if you're a San Francisco Giants fan. Last season the franchise won its 3rd championship in 5 years, topping the Kansas City Royals in a thrilling 9 game series that came down to the final at-bat. This, of course, totally sucked if you're a Royals fan, considering they came outta nowhere having not made the postseason since Ronal Reagan was in office. As if living in Kansas City wan't enough pain to endure already. They do have great BBQ there though. Shout out to Gates!

As a softcore Nats fan that's just happy to see the Redskins season come to a merciful end, I won't pretend I've paid much attention to what's happened during baseball's winter meetings. Not with my Wizards having their best season in 4 decades, my kids bankrupting me for Christmas, the end of the year, and whatnot. But before you know it, Spring Training will be here, so let's take a look at the biggest moves that have transpired so far, ranked by my personal order.
Francisco Liriano re-upped with the Pittsburgh Pirates for three years and $39 million.

The Dodgers traded for Howie Kendrick.

The New York Yankees resigned third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million pact.

The San Diego Padres acquire (Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

Giants re-sign Jake Peavy to 2-year, $24 million deal.

Rays sign Asdrubal Cabrera to a 1 year deal.
Smart money says the Padres (assuming they still get a healthy Matt Kemp) have improved the most, while the Giants have likely done enough to ensure themselves a fair shot at another title next Fall. There are still many more moves to be made before camps open, but some franchises clearly have a definitive parlay strategy, and others don't. We'll see what happens before Grapefruit & Cactus Leagues get underway.

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