Posts tagged Winter Meetings

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]

WHITE SOX ADD SAMARDZIJA, ROBERTSON

WHITE SOX ADD SAMARDZIJA, ROBERTSON

The Chicago White Sox have made the biggest splash so far at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, adding two impact arms in starter Jeff Smardzija and closer David Robertson. The AL Central may be the most winnable of the six divisions and the White Sox, 73-89 last year, saw Kansas City make the most […]

THROWBACK: 1980 WINTER MEETINGS

THROWBACK: 1980 WINTER MEETINGS

As the Winter Meetings prepare to kick off in San Diego, fans of every team (except the Giants) are looking for a big move that will make 2015 better than this past season. If “hope” Springs eternal, then dreams of grandeur are the theme of the Hot Stove season’s signature event, deep in the heart of Winter. […]

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

Even as Pablo Sandoval clutched the third-out popup to end last night’s World Series with another championship for the Giants, the hot stove season was beginning to heat up. The last day of the Word Series triggers the schedule of events that kicks free agency into full swing. Five days after the World Series (Monday) […]

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

With the conclusion of the Winter Meetings comes the annual Rule 5 Draft, where teams are able to select unprotected players from other organizations. There are a few famous Rule 5 success stories, like Johan Santana, but for the most part the players chosen don’t rise to superstardom. Here are the results from this year’s major […]

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

On this last day of the 2012 Winter Meetings in Nashville, the Rule 5 draft was held. The draft is for players who aren’t on a major league 40-man roster after either four or five years since signing, depending on the player’s age when he signed. Here are the results: MAJOR LEAGUE PHASE HOU: Josh […]

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

Nashville, TN is the site for MLB’s winter meetings this year, with many intriguing storylines to follow between now and when things wrap up on Thursday. The biggest free agent of the offseason, Josh Hamilton, is still on the board, along with a number of other important pieces. It isn’t what you would call a […]

WINTER MEETINGS ROUNDUP

WINTER MEETINGS ROUNDUP

The action has been pretty heavy in Dallas over the first two days of the Winter Meetings and the coverage online has been fantastic. MLBTradeRumors.com shines here, doing what they do all year round, but here are some more links to stay up to date as the news breaks. In addition to these links, which […]

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

WINTER MEETINGS BEGIN

Baseball’s Winter Meetings kick off Monday in Dallas with many of the industry’s influential figures moving about in close proximity to one another. Will blockbusters be made? Or minor deals that turn out to be major? You never can tell going in, but there will definitely be plenty of talk on the table. Jose Reyes, […]

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

With the Hot Stove season upon us, here is a look at the key dates on the player movement calendar this offseason. November 3 – Free agents are eligible to sign with any team. 12:01AM ET. November 15, 16 –GM Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 16, 17 –Owners Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 18 – Day to […]