|MLB Offseason News|
|Tuesday, 29 November 2011 15:04|
The MLB offseason is finally getting interesting, as winter meetings are scheduled to start this coming weekend. It feels like forever since fans and media alike had an opportunity to watch meaningful baseball games, as the World Series was almost a month ago. Here is the latest news as we look ahead to the winter meetings.
The Toronto Blue Jays are going to be one of the busiest teams during the winter meetings. General Manager Alex Anthopoulos has been hard at work, trying to scout out potential free agents or trading partners that will help his franchise. One area not expected to be of concern, is catcher. Despite allowing backup catcher Jose Molina to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Toronto Blue Jays have enough depth in the system that a tandem of JP Arencibia and Brian Jeroloman could happen next season. If the latter is not in the cards, sports betting enthusiast may be able to watch a tandem of Arencibia and highly touted prospect Travis D’Arnaud who appears ready to take to the big leagues.
Another team that may in fact make a splash this offseason is the Houston Astros. Earlier this offseason, the MLB shocked bookie software agents, by not only allowing for the Astros to be purchased by a new owner, but by also confirming that the Astros will move to the American League in 2013. As a result, the new ownership fired the current management team, in an attempt to start fresh. This could lead to the Astros being in the sweepstakes for some of the free agents on the market. Could Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson wind up in Houston?
What’s more, the MLB will be adding two wild card teams to the playoffs this coming season. By all accounts, teams such as the Astros and Blue Jays, will now have a fairer chance of making the playoffs.
|Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2012 12:18|