Window of contention
Is it open, or is it closed? A look at each team's optimal year to contend.
When most people evaluate offseason moves, they focus mainly on the year ahead. But let's forget about the 2013 season for a second and think about the future.
This week, we're taking a look at every major league team to determine its optimal year for contention over the next five years. This doesn't mean this is the only year that team will contend, but rather which year should provide it its best chance for a World Series title.
To determine this, we looked at current talent, age of roster, farm system and payroll as well as free agents who figure to be available who could help teams reach their goals.
National League East
National League Central
National League West
American League East
American League Central