Found February 06, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
There have been a lot of gambles made this offseason.  The Angels are banking on Josh Hamilton putting them over the threshold.  The Dodgers hedged their Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford trade by inflating the payroll up toward $230 million.  The Royals are going for it all in the AL Central after dealing perhaps the top prospect in baseball (and then some) for James Shields and Wade Davis.  But no team has put it all on the line the way the Reds and the Blue Jays have, and who could blame them? The AL East is up for grabs right now.  The Yankees are aging rapidly and will be depending on the 38-year old Derek Jeter to man shortstop and hold the team together, without Alex Rodriguez’s bat or glove in the lineup.  The Red Sox hit rock bottom last season and don’t appear as though they’ll be competitive again for a couple years.  The Rays may have reloaded their system with high-end prospects, but without James Shields in the rotation or Wade Davis in the bullpen, they...
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