There are plenty of good storylines going into the 2016 season, and they could significantly shake up the playoff odds. There are a handful of free-agent aces that could put teams in contention, and the trade rumors already are on a roll just a few weeks into the offseason.
The 2016 Hall of Fame class also will be announced this winter, and there’s potential for it to be an awesome crew. Ken Griffey Jr. probably will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines all were on the cusp last year.
There are plenty of questions to be answered before spring training starts, and this offseason certainly will keep us busy.
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