Tomorrow the baseball world turns its focus to
Ok, it is less of a bloody battle and more of series of meetings, interviews and informal gatherings, but is still intense, with swirling rumors, headline grabbing deals and full-tilt team building a plenty. Last year, the Angels landed both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols during the Winter Meetings. In 2010, the Red Sox inked Carl Crawford to a seven year/$142M and the Nationals broke the bank with their seven year/$126M deal with Jayson Werth. With top free agents like Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke and Nick Swisher still on the market and trade rumors surrounding both Cy Young Winners and stars like Justin Upton, this year’s gathering promises to have its share of jaw-dropping announcements.
Both buyers and sellers have a lot to gain at this year’s meetings and the potential for impactful trades and signings is huge. Looking at a few of the buyers and sellers gives fans plenty to dream on this week.
The Angels, Tigers, Giants and of course, the Yankees could also be aggressive this week, but these teams have fewer pressing needs and afford to be patient
These buyers and sellers are a good bet to make some headlines this week, but every year the Winter Meetings produce some unexpected deals and one week from today, the landscape of the game might look very different.