I’m thinking that if my man Homer Simpson were judging the early portion of this baseball offseason, he’d offer a one-word summary: Bor-ing. But things are going to pick up soon, folks. Not long after the tryptophan wears off from our Thanksgiving turkey.
Here we are in the final week of November, and the Braves and most teams are waiting for this offseason train to really get rolling down the tracks. It should after the Dec. 1 deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents, then it’ll probably be hurtling at full speed at the Dec. 7-10 Winter Meetings in Indianapolis (always lovely in December, from what I hear).
Oh, and before we continue, please remember you can always follow the wit, wisdom, pithy observations, recommendations and ruminations on Twitter at @ajcbraves. Yes, we made our deal with the devil at the crossroads.
It’s sure nothing like it a year ago, is it? (I’m talking about the offseason in general, not the GM and Winter Meetings. But yes, that’s