Originally written January 30, 2013 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
Some major league baseball teams have had an eventful offseason. Take Atlanta, for example. So far this offseason, the Braves acquired outfielder B.J. Upton, his little brother Justin, as well as third baseman Chris Johnson, pitchers Paul Maholm and Jordan Walden. Toronto traded for or signed everyone else. Okay, not really, but talk about an overhaul. Since the end of the 2012 season, the Blue Jays have added R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Melky Cabrera, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio, Jeremy Jeffress, Esmil Rogers, Mike Aviles, Josh Thole, Mike Nickeas, Mark DeRosa, and a partridge in a pear tree. On the other hand, consider the Colorado Rockies. While the above two teams were loading up to make a run at the World Series, I cannot see the goal to which the Rockies aspire. Not based on these trades and free-agent signings, anyway: • Pitchers: Jeff Francis, Chris Volstad, Miguel Batista, Manny Corpas • Catcher: Yorvit Torrealba • Acquired reliever Wilton Lopez fo...
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