Last year, the Cubs got a breakout season from a very unlikely source -- at just 20 years old, Starlin Castro was among the NL's top 10 hitters. A year of regression? It doesn't appear to be in the cards.
Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.
Last year this week, the San Francisco Giants dropped $3 million on Aubrey Huff, a flyer who became more important than anyone not named Buster Posey in the offense they won a title with. This year, more teams wade into the bargain bin.
Buster checks in with Doug Brocail, who recently decided to walk away from baseball. What he gathers are a mix of funny stories and odd occurrences from nearly two decades in the majors. Also some notes on Johnny Damon and other free agents.