MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race.
Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Quit rubbing your eyes.
That’s not a misprint.
If it seems like baseball has been turned upside down — with long-time doormats now on top and former powers such as Atlanta and Philadelphia in white-flag mode — you wouldn’t be far off.
But here’s the thing: It’s really not an anomaly.
Baseball has always played the parity game as well or better than other major league sports, even though it’s the only one that doesn’t have a salary cap.
Sure, the Yankees and Dodgers of the world will always have an edge because of their seemingly limitless resources, but there’s no reason a well-managed team with a fraction of the payroll that spends wisely can’t make a run for a title.
That’s what happened a…
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