Friday, January 19, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, January 19, 2024 -- "AL West and NL West Reset"

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"One thing that keeps surprising me is how many teams have simply taken the winter off. The Astros have added one major leaguer -- backup catcher Victor Caratini -- and a handful of fringe arms to fill out their Triple-A staff (former National and Dodger Wander Suero might be the highlight here). They haven’t lost too much, either; Martin Maldonado was gone once Dusty Baker retired, while Michael Brantley also retired after just 57 PA last year and Hector Neris is testing free agency after a 1.71 ERA/3.83 FIP season."