The free-agent market heads into spring training in the worst shape of its life.

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The free-agent market heads into spring training in the worst shape of its life.Another painfully, disgustingly slow offseason results in some of baseball's biggest stars still unemployed as pitchers and catchers report. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel all are without jobs, which means a lot of teams should (deservedly) get Fs.But I, your teacher, am a fair and generous grader, because spring brings hope and hope springs eternal and hope brings optimism, or something. There's a lot that goes into grading a team: state of the franchise, the moves that were made, prioroffseasons <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/manny-machado-jersey">Manny Machado Jersey</a> and so forth. Putting context behind everything is important, so on a grading scale of A through D, here are key additions, departures andgrades for every team's offseason heading into spring training.MORE: National LeagueDodgersDepartures: Outfielder Yasiel Puig (traded to Cincinnati),Manny Machado (free agent), Yasmani Grandal (free agent)Additions:Relief pitcher Joe Kelly (free agent), outfielder A.J. Pollock (free agent)Grade:BThe Dodgers were a pretty complete team heading into the offseason, having represented the NL in the World Series once again in 2018. They did well to alleviate some of their bloatedoutfield, shipping Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Reds. With Clayton Kershaw's injury history in recent years, Rich Hill aging and other question marks acro s the rotation, Los Dodgerslose points for not bringing in another rotation arm to help solidify the top end. Also, the Joe Kelly deal was questionable but acceptable for a team in need of bullpen help.GiantsDepartures:Hunter Pence (free agent), Nick Hundley(free agent)AdditionsBig Grinerek Holland (re-signed)Grade:CWith <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/chase-headley-jersey">Chase Headley Jersey</a> Farhan Zaidi trying to align his vision for what the Giants should be this offseason, it's been a quiet few months in the Bay Area, . It's hard to fault the Giants for not making moves without knowing what direction they're heading in right now, so they get a Gentleman's C for their troubles.RockiesDepartures: 2B D.J. LeMahieu (free agent), RP Adam Ottavino (free agent)Additions: 2B Daniel Murphy (free agent)Grade:C+The Rox opened up their wallets after 2017, bringing in Wade Davis, Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee for the 2018 season in what should have been baseball's next super bullpen. Unfortunately, that supposed blockbuster bullpen was nothing more than box-office bomb; Shaw (5.93 ERA), McGree (6.49) and Davis (4.13) all underperformed, while the Rockies let their best reliever (Adam Ottavino) walk in free agency this offseason. With the Diamondbacks reeling, the Giants and Padres rebuilding and the Dodgers down after a second consecutive World Series defeat, the window is open for the Rockies to do damage in that division.But, to this point, they haven't really capitalized.MORE: PadresDepartures: Clayton Richard (traded to Toronto), Cory Spangenberg (released),Additions: Ian Kinsler (free agent), Garrett Richards (free agent, likely out for 2019, recovering from Tommy John surgery)Grade: B-The Padres are rebuilding, but they brought in some solid players to help them stay relevant on the field. Ian Kinsler had a rough go of it as a Red Sox (Red Sox? Red Sock?) in <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/trey-wingenter-jersey">Trey Wingenter Jersey</a> 2018, and his power numbers have been a bit down over the past two seasons, but he's still a great defender and getting him on the cheap over the next three seasons is a wise addition. The Padres are in a spot where they can "afford" to be lean on the free-agent front as they wait for their prospects to make The <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/jake-cronenworth-jersey">Jake Cronenworth Jersey</a> Show, so they get something of apa s. They also gave Eric Hosmer a big-time contract before the 2018 season, so don't expect them to back up the Brinks truck this offseason for any other big-name free agents.DiamondbacksDepartures: Paul Goldschmidt (traded to St. Louis), Patrick Corbin (free agent), A.J. Pollock (free agent)Additions: Carson Kelly (trade from St. Louis), Luke Weaver (trade from St. Louis)Grade: DDoes anyone really know what?ThePaul Goldschmidt trade torpedoed the Snakes' odds at challenging for an NL West crown and Arizona doesn't seem willing to compete, despite being in the NL West hunt in 2018 until faltering down the stretch. Not bothering to get better in a division that's e sentially the Dodgers and everyone else is bothersome, and fans should be bothered by their offseason, too.CubsDepartures:Justin Wilson (free agent), Je se Chavez (free agent), Daniel Murphy (free agent)AdditionsBig Grinaniel Descalso (free agent), Tony Barnette(free agent)Grade: DThe Cubs' offseason has been mired in disappointment more than anything else. Saddled with <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/josh-naylor-jersey">Josh Naylor Jersey</a> big contracts from previous offseasons, they have been reluctant to involve themselves in the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sweepstakes, despite both players being an apparent fit. They also controversially opted to keep shortstop Addison Ru sell, who isserving a suspension amid domestic violence allegations. While Descalso is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, he pales in comparison to the division rival Cardinals prize of Paul Goldschmidt.Jacob JanowerRedsDepartures: Billy Hamilton (free agent), Homer Bailey (traded to Dodgers)Additions: Sonny Gray (trade from New York), Yasiel Puig (trade from Los Angeles), Matt Kemp (trade from Los Angeles)Grade: BThe Reds freeing themselves of Homer Bailey's contract all but a disaster, it was is big for them, and acquiring Yasiel Puig will give Cincinnati a jolt of energy and flair. The Sonny Gray trade could also benefit the Reds, if you believe in the whole change-of-scenery thing.It remains to be seen whether the Reds can contend a betting man would lean no, given their rotation but it's hard to argue that they haven't improved this offseason. Just not enough to really be taken seriously <a href="https://www.sdpadresfanpride.com/san-diego-padres-jersey/clayton-richard-jersey">Clayton Richard Jersey</a> in the NL Central.MORE: BrewersDepartures:Mike Moustakas (free agent), Jonathan Schoop (free agent), Wade Miley (free agent)Additions: Cory Spangenberg (free agent), Yasmani Grandal (free agent)Grade:BWith Yasmani Grandal as the new Brew Crew backstop, Milwaukee solved one of its most glaring holes in its lineup this offseason. The Brewerslose a few points on letting Mike Moustakas walk for now and not being more aggre sive on the starting pitching market, especially with Wade Miley hitting the market. But for a team that didn't have many holes to start and boasts the National League MVP, they'll be better suited to chase what needscome the trade deadline.Cardinals
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