A Baseball Season With Too Many Awful Teams

Scott Boras, baseball’s most powerful agent and pre-eminent cage-rattler, spent the entire off-season railing against what he described as the “noncompetitive cancer” plaguing the sport. As this winter’s free-agent market developed slower than any other, Boras saw as many as a third of franchises across the league valuing the future over the present, emboldened by the success of the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.

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