When new general manager Matt Wells took over, the Knights looked like the clear-cut favorite to win the Frontier League East. Despite this, Wells saw several areas where the Knights needed to improve. Immediately upgrading the rotation with the additions of Ruben Alaniz and Jake Odorizzi, and acquiring a top prospect in Christopher Machamer, the team still looked poised to win the division. But as the season wore on, the opportunity to acquire the #1 overall prospect presented itself, and Wells took it, even though it meant taking a hit in the current team. His thought process was simple, “This season we didn’t have the depth to win, but if we can get younger and stockpile talent that’s cost controlled, we’ll be golden in future years, when we feel we’re more built to compete for the Cup.” Either way, the Knights made the postseason, winning the division, and advanced to the second round. This offseason, Wells made even more steps to build towards that future, building a roster full of talent.