The 2012 Winter Meetings might not have featured a lot of huge moves but that doesn’t mean a lot of money hasn’t changed hands. A number of teams bolstered positions of significant need for the 2013 season.
Join myself, Andrew Stoeten of DJF, Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors (@MLBTRBen) and Jonah Keri of Grantland (@JonahKeri) for a Google+ Hangout today, Thursday, at 11am for a review of some of the smartest and best moves of the Winter Meetings. Hit the Getting Blanked facebook page with a question or hit us up on twitter if you wan to participate.
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And the Rest
Geoff Baker reports the Mariners are still going hard after Josh Hamilton. If other reports are accurate, it will likely take guaranteeing a fifth year to get him to Seattle. [Eeyore's Corner at the Seattle Times]
Jeff Francis will re-join the Rockies for another kick at the altitude adjusted can. [Crasnick tweets]
The Diamondbacks insist they need either Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar in exchange for Justin Upton, which is to say Justin Upton is not going anywhere. [Bowden Insanity Inc]
Barry Larkin joins the fray demanding drug cheats be refused entry to Cooperstown. Um, Barry, using Pete Rose as a point of comparison hurts us all. [ESPN]
Cool interview with new Astros manager Bo Porter. [Fangraphs]
What the Yankees, or anyone, gets in Mark Reynolds. [Baseball Analytics]
The Royals top prospects according to Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus. More on this later [BP ($)]
Buy The Book – it’s 50% off! [The Book Blog]