Building Baseball...Keeping Up with the Joneses...a.k.a. the Yankees

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Building Baseball...Keeping Up with the Joneses...a.k.a. the Yankees

Here we are again, in the midst of another baseball off season, a month away from us embarking on another 162-game season. Every year, after the playoff finish, all legitimate title contenders, either the team that won has to strengthen the lineup they have or the team that lost has to plug up those holes and deficiencies.

Whether it would be the acquisition of John Lackey, Cliff Lee, Curtis Granderson, or Roy Halladay, not too many contenders could just stand pat.

However, too many teams don't look at the holes they need to fill, unless it includes the holes in the seats. Most look for a "quick fix," so to speak. Some players need a star. Some need a role player. Some need a locker room leader. Every team has to almost counter moves made by other teams just to stay in contention.

Here's a look at the teams who have been great and successful filling those holes, and others who've just wasted money and time...and belief.

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