In a month’s time, the sun will actually set after 5 o’clock. In a month’s time, President Obama will have been in office three whole weeks. But most importantly, in a month’s time, pitchers and catchers will report.

Yes, baseball fans, our long winter of discontent is, if not actually drawing to a close, at least starting to begin to commence to maybe finally almost gradually fade into spring. Huzzah!

So we’ll be whiling away the time between now and Spring Training with what is now a yearly tradition here at UmpBump HQ: our series of season preview posts known as Hot Offseason Action, in which we eviscerate the teams who blundered in their winter roster rejiggerings and praise those whose savvy personnel moves should catapult them to the highest realms of glory in the coming year.

For previous editions, see here and here. This post will serve as an index of all 30 HOA posts, as they are completed, so feel free to bookmark it. Alternatively, you can sign up for our RSS feed (over there on the right).

March 19 – Texas Rangers – A-?
March 10 – Chicago Cubs – B
March 6 – Los Angeles Dodgers – B
March 4 – Baltimore Orioles – B
March 3 – Houston Astros – F
March 2 – Florida Marlins – C+
March 1 – Seattle Mariners – C
February 28 – Washington Nationals – D-
February 22 – San Diego Padres – D
February 17 – Chicago White Sox – B
February 17 – New York Mets – C-
February 13 – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – C
February 10 – Toronto Blue Jays – F
February 7 – Minnesota Twins – B-
February 6 – Boston Red Sox – B+
February 4 – Cincinnati Reds – C-
February 3 – New York Yankees – A-
February 3- St. Louis Cardinals – C
February 2 – Oakland A’s – B-
January 31 – Arizona Diamondbacks – C+
January 29 – Colorado Rockies – B
January 28 – Milwaukee Brewers – D
January 27 – Cleveland Indians – B+
January 26 – San Francisco Giants – D
January 25 – Detroit Tigers – B+
January 23 – Pittsburgh Pirates – C-
January 22 – Kansas City Royals – F
January 21 – Atlanta Braves – B-
January 18 – Tampa Bay Rays – A
January 17 – Philadelphia Philies– C-

One Response to “Hot Offseason Action: 2009 Season Preview”

  1. Boy, it’s a good thing I’m not a rangers fan!

    But it sure would be nice to read about your thought on the 30th team.

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