Topic: Agents in the outfield

December 21, 2012

The baseball offseason as we know it now is a relatively modern phenomenon, the rough draft version of which having come into being after the demise of the reserve clause. Twitter and the aggregator website MLBTradeRumors.com—twin hegemons in the dispensation of baseball news and non-news -- have turned the offseason into a sort of dystopian universe in which the only thing that matters to a baseball fan is the volume of information stuffed into his or her head. Needless to say, this isn't a good thing.