One of the best analogies I’ve heard of for the beginning to the free agency portion of the offseason is that it’s a lot like a speed dating service.
Does anyone really think that a player signed just minutes after the opening bell really mulled over all of his offers? Or that a team that signs a big name free agent minutes after that opening bell got the best deal they could have?
Of course not.
It’s all about making the best decision in the least amount of time so as to not miss out on your soul mate.
Or so I’ve been told.
Whether it’s a match made in heaven or one that will ultimately end in heartbreak, only time will tell. But that doesn’t stop us from judging and prognosticating and prognosticating and judging which, let’s be honest, is the fun part of the job.
So, let’s take a look at the most improved teams this offseason, shall we?