The start of the MLB season is still more than three months away, but—as the 2014 Winter Meetings close—there are a few teams that feel like they're on a winning streak. In Chicago, the Cubs became 12-1 odds to win the World Series after signing Jon Lester and pilfering head coach Joe Maddon from Tampa Bay. Across town, the White Sox added Jeff Samardzija, closer David Robertson, and a left-handed slugger in Melky Cabrera. The Dodgers completely overhauled one of the best teams in the National League, which included trading the team's most popular play to San Diego. And, wouldn't you know it, another record contract was signed, as Miami's Giancarlo Stanton inked a 13-year, $325M contract.
To help us make sense of it all, Complex News called on 12x MLB All-Star Mike Piazza. Here's the greatest hitting catcher of all time on Stanton's payday, Kemp's move to the Padres, and realistic expectations for the 2015 Chicago Cubs.