On how the Indians spent wisely after nearly winning the World Series, rough winters for Detroit, Kansas City and Minnesota, as well as a good start to the White Sox rebuild.
On the Cubs' post-World Series offseason, quiet winters for the Cardinals and Pirates, along with the rebuilding projects for the Reds and Brewers.
Where the Astros sprinted out of the offseason gate and then relaxed, the Mariners did the started off sprinting and never stopped.
The Dodgers and Giants continued to improve this offseason, and the Rockies tried to do enough to be in position for the Wildcard, the D-Backs and Padres made moves for the long-term.
Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, but his place in Cooperstown is on hold due to the lack of a statistical benchmark for closers. We've fixed that.