Fixing surprising team weaknesses

Identifying under-the-radar problems, possible fixes for potential contenders

Updated: December 19, 2013, 12:08 PM ET
By Mike Petriello | ESPN Insider

Matt Garza AP Photo/Colin E. BraleyCould Matt Garza be a potential fix for the Giants' troubled rotation?

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.