Trading Stephen Strasburg is one of many risky moves we'll discuss over the coming slides.Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 season may be in the books, but that doesn't mean the baseball headlines are going to fade. There's not a more exciting offseason in sports than MLB's, mainly because you never what to expect.
It's those risky, unexpected moves that happen during the winter that end up defining the next season. Teams take chances in the offseason, with the hope that those moves pay off in a playoff appearance come October. Over the next few slides, we'll identify a risky move that all 30 MLB teams should consider.
Teams make risky moves for a variety of different reasons because every organization is different.
Some squads may overpay in free agency if they think a certain player can get them over the hump or help them maintain their current spot. Teams like the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays need offense to become legitimate contenders, while the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals can't let Jason Heyward or Alex Gordon leave if they want to remain atop their respective divisions.
Other squads are faced with tough decisions regarding top players entering the final year of their contracts. Stephen Strasburg, Aroldis Chapman, Mitch Moreland, Neil Walker and others are useful players, but could, and arguably should, be wearing a different jersey before the start of 2016.
We'll touch on those scenarios and try to identify an area where each MLB team should take a chance this winter. These ideas will be controversial, so let us know what you think in the comment section below. What's a risky move you could see your team making over the coming months?
"Fortune favors the bold" as they say. Let's see how your team can benefit from taking a chance this offseason.
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2587429-one-risky-move-all-30-mlb-teams-should-make-this-offseason