the Phillies are perhaps the one team in baseball that has the most reason to play for this year, and having given up one of the five best pitchers in baseball for no evident reason, their winter has to count not just as a botch, but perhaps the worst in the game
He includes the Royals and the Mets as having pretty bad offseason's but they were going to be irrelevant anyway. I guess he forgot about the Angels. They lost Lackey, Figgins, Vladimir and they are paying Sarge jr 20 million to play for the Mets - although the Matthews deal still may be a good one.
I may never understand the Lee for prospects deal but adding Halladay makes it impossible to be too pissed. I think Polanco has a chance to be a stabilizing influence at the top of the order and Victo's style may be better suited towards the bottom half.
Overall I think it was a pretty positive offseason.
Is February over yet?