The 5 MLB teams that got an F grade for their offseason moves

Aug 17, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; A general view of rain falling on the New York Yankees logo on the first base dugout roof during a rain delay in the game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; A general view of rain falling on the New York Yankees logo on the first base dugout roof during a rain delay in the game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /
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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa
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The Houston Astros receive an F for the offseason

The Houston Astros tried to sign Trevor Story or re-sign Carlos Correa and the reigning AL Champions came up empty on both.

Now, they have Jeremy Peña as their everyday shortstop.

What else did they do? They re-signed Justin Verlander, signed Niko Goodrum, and reliever Hector Neris. The Seattle Mariners added the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, a former two-time NL All-Star, and a 2021 NL All-Star. The Texas Rangers added more than half a billion dollars to their team in free agency.

Not a great offseason at all.

The Cincinnati Reds continue to receive an F

Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini continues to be one of about five MLB owners that desperately need to sell their team so the team can actually do well.

The Reds won 83 games in 2021, which would have been enough to get to the playoffs with the one additional Wild Card spot in 2022.

But the Reds let Wade Miley go to their divisional rival (the Cubs) for nothing, they traded Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suárez to Seattle for damaged goods, lost Nick Castellanos via free agency, traded Tucker Barnhart for (essentially) nothing, traded Sonny Gray to Minnesota, and traded Amir Garrett to Kansas City in a bizarre trade.

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They added Tommy Pham but despite showing that they don’t want to win this year, they refuse to trade Luis Castillo or Tyler Mahle, both of which would get them a boatload of prospects.

No direction and being stuck in the middle: a place you never want to be as a baseball team.