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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Why MLB needs to fix its interminable slog of an offseason

Here’s how the offseason should work: Free agents are wooed in November amid rampant speculation. Some sign. Some hold out for more. It all comes to a head in early December at the winter meetings, which become a bona fide event as the race to build rosters reaches a frenzy.

When the winter meetings end, the offseason ends. Phillies president Dave Dombrowski has advocated a signing deadline for years, in part because front offices need a break, but also because let’s get on with it already.

“Only our sport is like this,” he said during his Red Sox tenure.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 27, 2022 at 11:16 PM | 17 comment(s)
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