The MLB posted record revenues in 2018 yet player salaries were down and were midway into January yet the biggest free agents remain unsigned.
The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them.
This was one of those fancy new faux salary cap related moves that showed how they can actually be truly interesting sometimes, especially after last year's offseason of doom.
While there's every reason to believe that Patrick Corbin can make good on his insane contract year, there's a ton of risk to consider on the Nats' side.
Jerry Dipoto had a tough job, trying to maximize his return on his best players while ensuring that the owners cut costs and lined their pockets. But it's hard to see a light at then end of the tunnel.