Tampa Bay Rays Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Despite spending close to nothing on their players in 2018, the Rays managed to win 90 games using quirky methods such as the opener. They got the most of their young players, and will look to compliment them with established veterans to balance out the team. Current State: Playoff Contender Rays Sign SP Charlie Morton In an unexpected move, the Rays have signed starting pitcher … Continue reading Tampa Bay Rays Offseason Tracker and Analysis

St. Louis Cardinals Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Three straights years without making the playoffs is too long for a Cardinals franchise that prioritizes winning over anything else. Expect them to go all in for 2019. Current State: World Series Contender Cardinals Acquire 1B Paul Goldschmidt in Exchange for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, IF Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Pick In a trade that completely changes the course of this … Continue reading St. Louis Cardinals Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Seattle Mariners Offseason Tracker and Analysis

No team has been more active this offseason that the Mariners. Entering the winter meetings, Seattle has made five trades already and seem to be heading towards a complete teardown. Current State: Rebuilding Mariners Acquire OF Jared Kelenic, RHP Justin Dunn, RHP Gerson Bautista, OF/1B Jay Bruce, and RP Anthony Swarzak in Exchange For 2B Robinson Cano and RP Edwin Diaz In a blockbuster trade, … Continue reading Seattle Mariners Offseason Tracker and Analysis

San Francisco Giants Offseason Tracker and Analysis

With the hire of Farhan Zaidi as President of Baseball Operations, the Giants may be finally heading towards a rebuild. It’ll be interesting what Zaidi does in order to shed some of the awful contracts this team possesses. Current State: Rebuilding (Finally!) Giants Hire Farhan Zaidi as Pres. of Baseball Ops The Giants have hired Farhan Zaidi to be their President of Baseball Operations. Zaidi, … Continue reading San Francisco Giants Offseason Tracker and Analysis

San Diego Padres Offseason Tracker and Analysis

What is the Padres plan? They seem to still be rebuilding, but after all they signed Eric Hosmer last offseason. They also appear to be in on a lot of available players in free agency and on the trade market. No matter what they do though, the strength of this team is still in the minor leagues. Current States: Rebuilding Padres Sign SP Garrett Richards … Continue reading San Diego Padres Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Tracker and Analysis

After owner John Middleton declared the Phillies would spend money even if they end up being “a bit stupid”, attention turned to their pursuit of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Which one will they sign? Will they sign both? Philadelphia is the most exciting team this offseason and could turn into a playoff contender with some big acquisitions. Phillies Acquire SS Jean Segura, RP JuanĀ Nicasio, … Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker and Analysis

After a surprising 97 win season in 2018, the A’s will look to contend in 2019 once again. It’ll be tough for them to make a splash with financial limitations, so they can be expected to make some out of the box signings to improve their rotation. Current State: Playoff Contender A’s Extend Manager Bob Melvin, GM David Frost, and VP of Baseball Operations Billy … Continue reading Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker and Analysis

New York Yankees Offseason Tracker and Analysis

The Yankees may have had 100 games, but their season was still a disappointment. After losing to the rival Red Sox in the ALDS, New York is going all in for a World Series run in 2019. They can’t be counted out on anyone. Current State: World Series Contender Yankees acquire SP James Paxton In Exchange for SP Justus Sheffield, OF Dom Thompson-Williams, RHP Erik … Continue reading New York Yankees Offseason Tracker and Analysis

New York Mets Offseason Tracker and Analysis

After hiring Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager, the Mets have been the story of the offseason. They’ve been in on practically every player on the trade market, and have been extremely aggressive. They have ways to go before they’re a playoff contender, but they could be with offensive upgrades. Current State: Playoff Contender Mets Hire Brodie Van Wagenen as GM In a … Continue reading New York Mets Offseason Tracker and Analysis

Minnesota Twins Offseason Tracker and Analysis

After making the playoffs in 2017, the Twins regressed in 2018, finishing 78-84. The talent is still in place though, and with better seasons from Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, a playoff push could be in reach with improvements in the lineup and in the bullpen. Current State: Playoff Contender Twins Sign 2B Jonathan Schoop The Twins have signed second baseman Jonathan Schoop to a … Continue reading Minnesota Twins Offseason Tracker and Analysis