While it’s far too early to assess the results of offseason moves, we can at least take a look at how well these teams addressed their needs. Some excelled, some failed. We gave each one a thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating:
Details of the deal: The Marlins trade OF Giancarlo Stanton (and his contract) to the Yankees for 2B Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, P Jorge Guzman and SS Jose Devers. The Yankees will reportedly take on $265 million of Stanton’s remaining $295 million.
The Titans are faltering at the wrong time, and after their listless loss to Arizona the trip to San Francisco feels a lot more difficult. With the Rams and Jaguars looming, a disastrous losing skid could happen, which would add to the disappointment of finishing at .500 in 2016.
The Chargers kept chugging along against Washington, and now they get a long-awaited second shot against the Chiefs. Going from 0-4 to favorites in the AFC West should put Anthony Lynn in the Coach of the Year conversation.
With each week of the NFL season, more and more games carry playoff implications and that was again the case in Week 12.
The Rams and Saints are strong bets to be playing in the postseason, and their blockbuster clash did not disappoint.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks kept their playoff hopes alive in the Bay Area, where a possible franchise quarterback produced a fine late cameo in his debut, and things got really heated in Oakland between the Raiders and Broncos.
The Packers’ playoff hopes were dealt another blow, and the Chiefs continue to crater.