Recapping MLBTR’s original content from the past week:
- Unfortunately, the most popular topic in baseball throughout this offseason has been the lack of activity across the league. There are several factors that could explain why things have gone so slowly this winter, as Kyle Downing detailed. After laying those reasons out, Kyle asked readers to identify the main culprit. The belief among voters is that free agents’ asking prices are simply too high.
- With Alex Avila now a member of the Diamondbacks, Jonathan Lucroy is the only starting-caliber catcher remaining in free agency. In the wake of the Avila signing, Mark Polishuk examined potential destinations for Lucroy and then polled readers on a landing spot for the two-time All-Star. The Nationals have received the most votes to this point.
- After the Brewers acquired Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Matt Albers and Boone Logan, Kyle wondered whether they’re poised to build on their 86-win 2017 with a postseason trip this year. The majority of voters do expect the Brew Crew to be a playoff team.
- First baseman Logan Morrison is among many free agents still on the market late in the offseason. Any team that signs him could be adding a significant bat to its lineup for an affordable price, I argued.