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The Orioles acquired Odrisamer Despaigne from the Padres in exchange for a minor league pitcher.
Nick Stellini of Beyond the Box Score says the Cardinals are going to have a tough time making the playoffs.
This could finally be the year that
justice is servedthe trend is bucked. If they do in fact miss the playoffs, though, be afraid. They'll be back the next year, and the year after that, and many years following that one. The St. Louis farm is incredibly well stocked at the lower levels, and the Cardinals draft as well as any franchise. An absence from the postseason would be a temporary inconvenience for the most well-oiled machine in the league. Regardless of the results in 2016, the long-term view is bright.
Or they could win 100 games again. It's one of the two. That's just how the Cardinals roll. They make you cry and then they kill you.
The A's have made some risky signings this winter, and they are gambling on that to help them improve in 2016. \
Colorado's offseason has been an interesting one to say the least, and it's one that further proves that they have no real direction.
Dave Cameron of Fangraphs talked about another big change for the new CBA: the draft.
The shift towards young talent is changing the game, and changing how the market values draft picks, prospects, and veterans. Altering the systems that allocate draft picks or get prospects into minor league systems isn’t going to deter teams from putting an increasing value on young talent; they’ll simply find new ways to use their financial resources to buy up young talent, because that’s what the incentives of the game are pushing them to do.
It’s a young man’s game now, and this isn’t a trend that looks like it’s going to change any time soon. The league can tweak the draft rules and change the qualifying offer system, but money is going to keep following productivity, and in this day and age, productivity is coming from youth.
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