Fixing surprising team weaknesses
Identifying under-the-radar problems, possible fixes for potential contenders
The offseason is barely half over, so teams still have time to fill the remaining holes on their rosters before spring training starts. Some of those weaknesses are obvious; everyone knows, for example, that the Angels need another starting pitcher and that the Yankees, as currently constructed, might not be able to cobble together four healthy infielders at the same time.
However, some teams' flaws are flying a bit more under the radar and, unless fixed, could have an impact on 2014's pennant races. Here's a look at four teams with surprising weaknesses and potential fixes for each.
To read the rest of Mike Petriello's article about teams with surprising weaknesses and potential fixes for each, sign up to become an ESPN Insider.
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- A's trade Donaldson to Toronto for Lawrie
- Report: Cuban slugger to D-backs for $68.5M
- Cubs: Strop avoids injury in car accident
- Frasor, Royals reach one-year, $1.8M deal
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
MLB ON ESPN.COM
Jim Bowden lists the primary offseason targets for all 30 teams.