Dugout Digest – getting close

Tomorrow marks the five week mark until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. And those five weeks are going to be a killer…January is the month that drags more than any other in the offseason. Most of the top free agents have already been signed. Trades are less likely to happen because of elevated costs for the players left on the market. So essentially, we're in a holding pattern while the NFL playoffs go through the motions. But once they end…everyone knows that baseball is right around the corner. Phew.

This weekend, we took a look at what Team USA's Dream Team would look like in the World Baseball Classic, the impending irrelevancy of the Hall of Fame in advance of Wednesday's induction announcement, the potential best signing of the winter, and Lance Berkman's return to Texas.

Enjoy your offseason, everyone.

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.