Now that we have a month of baseball in the books, it’s time to start grading the top acquisitions of the past offseason.
Which have made strong first impressions on their new fanbase? Conversely, which have been early-season busts?
Before you panic because your team’s top acquisition hasn’t panned out, remember that Jose Reyes (.634 OPS in April 2012) and Albert Pujols (.569 OPS in April 2012), two of the highest-profile free-agents signings before the 2012 season, both struggled last April. Both picked up the pace soon after and finished the year strong.
That's not always the case, though. Just ask the guys on this list I put together last week.
Here’s my list of the top 25 offseason acquisitions and their first-month grade.