The 2011 Season is over and the St. Louis Cardinals made an amazing finish to clinch the NL Wild Card playoff spot on the last day of the season and went all the way to win the World Series, denying the Texas Rangers their first World Series Championship, which were 1 strike or 1 out away twice.
What a season. Anyhow, this thread is dedicated to the off-season trades, free agent signings, Spring training, etc. up until just before the first pitch of the 2012 Regular Season in end of March.
Like always, reminder of the rules of this thread:
Like Mod 8 says, you can insult a particular team, but not the poster. Keep your comments focused on the players and teams. You can disagree with another member about their opinion, but keep it to that.
This thread will be closed on Opening Day in March 2012.
There should be some interesting off-season trades and free agent signings. Some new Rookies will be brought up.
Feel free to talk about your favorite teams and other teams. The major leagues have 30 teams. Theoretically, any team can win the World Series. All players in the Major Leagues are professional ball players and would not be in the major leagues if they were not good.