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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The win-now and win-later windows of the 2017 baseball season

The Giants come close, but baseball really doesn’t have a team that’s analogous to the 2011 Phillies, which means we’ll focus on that scrum closer toward the top of the Y-axis. Here’s a quick thumbnail sketch of why each of those teams are so high on the window-shut-o-meter:

The Tigers are old and they have a bunch of long-term contracts on the books
The Royals have a bunch of free agents after the season, and they’ve already spent a lot more than they normally do
The Mariners are surprisingly old, both in the rotation and lineup
The Blue Jays are less surprisingly old, though they have some youth in the rotation
The Orioles are either going to lose Manny Machado or buy him an island, and they’re on the older side, too.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 14, 2017 at 01:46 AM | 10 comment(s)
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