As we inch closer to Spring Training, let us take a look at next year’s free agent class, and each MLB team’s biggest free agent signing next winter.
The 2019 MLB season is on the horizon, as teams will be reporting to Spring Training next month. Last year, we saw the Boston Red Sox with the World Series, as manager Alex Cora won the big one in his first season at the helm of the team.
Each season, spring breeds hope around Major League Baseball, as teams spend the winter trying to revamp their roster for the next season. While some teams have shown a propensity to tank in recent years, most teams are trying to improve their rosters, and some did so in a big way over the past couple of months.
Looking ahead to the 2020 baseball season, here is one big move each MLB team should make next winter.
Arizona Diamondbacks: RHP Miles Mikolas
The Arizona Diamondbacks finished the 2018 MLB season over .500, but it was not enough for them to back into the playoffs. Heading into 2019, the Diamondbacks are once again a team that should threaten for a playoff spot, but they are going to have to play more consistent baseball throughout.
This offseason, the Diamondbacks still have some work to do, as their roster took a big hit by losing Patrick Corbin to the Washington Nationals. They also lost Shelby Miller in terms of their rotation, so they will need to bring in some guys in a loaded 2019-20 free agency next winter for sure.
One player to keep an eye on is Miles Mikolas, who is scheduled to be a free agent from the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2019 season. Mikolas is a good-looking righty who is coming off his best season as a pro, where he led the NL in win percentage, and finished fourth in earned run average. Arizona has lost some arms, but can sign a solid one next winter.