Every year, as soon as the MLB season concludes and a World Series champion is crowned, teams begin looking ahead to the next year. The winter months are labeled the offseason, but most players don’t really take time off from their profession. Players do everything from training in special high tech facilities to playing in professional winter leagues with the intention of improving their skill set for the next season. Front offices spend their offseasons trying to fulfill a similar goal; making their team better. For years, free agency has been instrumental in the construction of championship teams, and with…

Jake Federman

Young sports analyst. New York, NY. Twitter @jakefederman. Horace Mann School ’21. Email me jake_federman@horacemann.org or jakefed1@hotmail.com

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