It took two months, but we finally wrapped up our Hot Offseason Action series. The team with the best grade? The Tampa Bay Rays, who signed Pat “The Bat” Burrell to a bargain basement contract and traded for potential future star Matt Joyce. The Yankees also got some props for their extravagant offseason, bringing in Mark Teixiera, CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett. That ain’t bad.
The Astros, Royals and Blue Jays all got panned for their offseasons of outrageousness. The ‘Stros continue to delude themselves, thinking they’ll content despite an aging roster and a shortage of pitching. The Royals continue to ignore the importance of OBP. And the Blue Jays…they didn’t do much of anything and worse, don’t seem to have much of a plan.
You can see all of our Hot Offseason Action grades here.