The same counterintuitive patterns that are in play now with the Dodgers, Angels and Jays seem to surface nearly every year: So many teams have trouble winning with a roster of stars, while other teams lose superstars and thrive anyway.
Did you notice what happened to those who dared to criticize or voice their discomfort with Jason Collins' announcement? They're the ones who found themselves isolated, under attack and pressured to remain silent.
The Rockies extended a surprise offer to Walt Weiss to take over their 98-loss team in October, and then lavished him with just a one-year contract. This goes right into the Rockies' overstuffed file marked "Weird."
Just days before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Brian Wilson is 10 months removed from his second Tommy John surgery and still trying to get a job. That interview process is a bit odd to imagine, is it not?