- Jim Bowden, Baseball, Insider
Report card time! With most of the offseason moves complete, it's time to check in and see how teams graded this offseason. My last check-in was Dec. 12, just after the crazy winter-meetings week of moves, but plenty has changed since then.
With that, here are my final offseason grades, including key additions and an explanation. I've ranked them from best grade to lowest:
Padres GM A.J. Preller had perhaps the best offseason of any rookie GM in baseball history, wheeling and dealing while making San Diego not only relevant again but a serious contender for the NL West title or a wild-card berth.
Jim Bowden looks at what each team did -- or didn't -- do this offseason, with a letter-grade performance for each franchise. The Padres top the ranks.