It's pretty simple for me.
If the front office has 2019 circled... they lose me immediately.
1. The 2017 Momentum needs to be augmented and supported with pitching to match.
2. The Tigers, White Sox and Royals look promising for down years. Maybe big down years.
3. The Majority of American League Teams appear to be lacking a roster full of capable arms. Capable Arms may be a huge advantage.
The door is open... they better walk through the door in 2018 and not wait until 2019 to see if it leads to a different room because ... well... it will be a different room and that may not be good.
It is not the time to move vets who produce for younger players who haven't produced yet but maybe will later.
Santana, Berrios plus Darvish? -- Plus?
Strengh in numbers!
It's time to spend... Mr. Pohlad... It's time to spend.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".
President of the "Baseball Player Positional Flexibility" Club
Strike Zone Automation Advocate