MLB Trade Rumors’ annual Offseason Outlook series is complete. We broke down what all 30 teams might have in store for their winter moves, so be sure to check in with this post to find your favorite team’s entry is online. The completed entries….
Thanks for the great work guys!
The Mets "Missed WAR"
tstats: You have become one of my favorite commenters on this site. Not for this comment in particular but just in general.
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
Adding up the guaranteed contracts and the expected arbitration salaries for the 2022 season, the numbers show the Chisox have over $175M due the 16 players mentioned? That’s counting Kimbrel salary, only once at $16M.
Please, Hammer. Don't hurt 'em.
I think the numbers can vary for different reasons. It could just be the cap hit and players might be getting less (or more) money this season but the cap hit is based on the average salary of the contract. I know it shows the Dodgers as paying David Price his full salary even though the Red Sox are paying half of it. It could also change based on writers assuming the team might non-tender some of the arbitration eligible players. You are right though. It’s not a very accurate assessment of what teams will actually pay their players. I think they are just trying to assess what their luxury cap hit is. If a team signs a player to a 2 year $20 million contract and pays him $19 million the first year and $1 million the last year, they still show it as a $10 million cap hit for both years.
You should go back to prefixing them with Offseason Outlook.
The Mets "Missed WAR"
I was going to say the same thing. They did this article about “How the Astros Built Their ALCS Championship Team.” It was before the World Series even started. I figured for sure if the Astros got one about making the World Series the Braves would, too. Especially after they won a World Series. No such article for the Braves. Then I was thinking, “Maybe that was just the Offseason Outlook for the Astros.”
Now I’m looking at this and I realize they haven’t even done an “Offseason Outlook” for the Astros yet. It’s still coming.
For some reason they ignored the the Braves NLCS AND World Series Championships and then shoved their “Offseason Outlook” out super quick but made a point to spend an entire article talking about nothing but the Astros ALCS Championship. Why do the Astros get so much more attention than the actual Champs on this site? What do the Braves have to do in order to get the same attention the Astros do? Beating them in the World Series isn’t enough?
I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Last year Dodgers fans were upset about not getting enough credit on the website. Maybe it was simply an oversight or they didn’t think it would get enough clicks. Either way, the braves won. Who cares about an article?
For the Orioles Off-Season
Looking to tank more
Get #1 Draft choice for five more years
Tell the fans nothing
Honestly, I can see the Orioles winning 65 to 70 games. They’ll basically avoid another 100 loss season and I can see many of their young players, both pitchers and position players, taking a step forward. What really hurt them was the lack of pitching and those two lengthy losing streaks.
Their 8 wins versus the Yankees as opposed to their 1 win against Tampa Bay kept the Yankees from winning the division. All the games count, even the early ones. A bit if a change for the O’s after being the Yankees doormat for years.
I think they’d get quite a haul for Means, Mullins & Mountcastle. Unless Baltimore has plans to build around them…..Which will mean extending all 3…..then their value will probably never be higher than it is this winter. Although if they have good first halves, they’ll have alotta value at the trade deadline, too.
Can’t wait. Wonder if they’ll all be done and posted before the season starts?
Do you mean before the lockout?
No. In previous years there have been off season outlooks posted after the new season had started.
They’re 2/3 of the way done already. I think they’re at an excellent pace. They seem to have more writers and content than ever before. Glad to see it growing!
Wish there was a bit more on the NHL side, but this is by far and away the bread and butter, of course.
Outlook: Mets Name GM by July 31.
(a bit unsure of WHICH July 31).
I assume you mean naming a Mets POBO by July. Billy Eppler is the GM of the Mets. Honestly, I don’t see the Mets hiring a POBO all season. Cohen seems more than comfortable with Alderson filling that role and leaving the heavy lifting up to Eppler. Only Sandy asking out will motivate Cohen to hire a POBO in 2022. He’s too busy buying every free agent to be bothered with that!
There is going to a deep dive into the roller derby season for the Cleveland guardians piece.
Tommy Edmon of the Cardinals has done nothing but hustle hustle hustle. He wins his first Gold Glove at Second base.
But—— he is a contact hitter and a contact hitter is poison to John Mozeliak’s idea of a player his hitting coach Jeff Alberts wants. Alberts—- is an analytical, demanding launch angle swings.
The people who buck Alberts philosophy of hitting are fired by John Mozeliak!!! Just as Winning Manager Mike Schildt was fired!!!
(Although Schildt’s blow up with Alberts did produce a 17-game winning streak by getting away from Alberts and Mozeliak’s philosophy).
In an article in the Post-Dispatch—- Tommy Edmon is basically talked about a former Cardinals player in 2022!!!! With Mozeliak stating Nolan Gorman will be brought up to play second base in 2022.
If that’s indeed Mozeliak’s thoughts—- trade him to the Yankees so he can play everyday!! Edmon is the leadoff spark plug of the Cardinals. That is exactly what the Yankees need.
You seem to know a lot about Tommy Edman…except how to spell his name.
As a firmer minor leaguer of the Cards, I cannot for my imagination understand why the Cards would consider going else where for a second baseman. He is a star n the making, and is the last thing the Redbirds should be concerned about.
Why not include dates of when the other teams will be done?
There isn’t any real set schedule for when specific entries are being written or posted. All I can say is, stay tuned!
I am looking for to seeing the one for the Astros. I like that it’s delayed. More time to assess their off-season.
Many of these need a lot of updating. Teams like Toronto, Texas, Mets, Seattle and a few others have radically changed. Hope these can get updated during the lockout.
They haven’t even released the Mets one yet.
The Giants should trade for him, they haven’t had a true lead off hitter since Brett Butler.
Too many people bash the writers on this site. Look, I understand an author of a publicly accessible site puts his or her work out there and thus inherently opens himself up to a degree of criticism. But, I read a lot of different material. These writers do a good job. In fact, just by reading the comments of some of the most ardent critics, I’d be willing to bet that they wouldn’t fair nearly as well.
Moreover, most of us come here and opine with voluminous information on our favorite teams or players. These guys have to write extensively on teams or players they may despise, or in which they simply have no interest at all. That’s not an easy task to complete on relatively short notice.
I commend the writers on this site for doing a good job, and I love their select series, such as the offseason predictions and this one.
Great post, YC. I agree completely.
And they wouldn’t FARE as well, either. Not FAIR, is it?
Nice series. Something to talk about in the winter.
But by mid to late May much of the obvious things fans take for granted going into the season will be out of date. Some players having unexpected good or bad years, injuries, teams playing over or under their projected levels, etc.
From the day after the WS to the day after the August trading deadline, team rosters change quite a bit in today’s MLB.
It might be worthwhile to do an update on all these as we exit the lockout. Much will have changed with signings and the available talent.
Yes, good call. I sincerely hope the Yankees are one team that changes SS and 1B.
I don’t envision they will, however. But, there is still time and available talent.
27 down, three more to go!
I wonder what team will be next…???
and to think, some years they were still writing them after the season started.
One left, Detroit. Saved the best for last!
Since the 2022 season isn’t going to happen, when do you plan the 2022-23 Offseason Outlook Series?
I like where the Reds and Braves are at in their divisions
Congrats on finishing the series MLBTR!
Huge credit to the staff at MLBTR for coming out with quality content and keeping the site interesting during the lockout.
While they do a great job, some of these were done before free agency and need to be updated during the lockout. Thanks for what you do. My favorite baseball site.