A year ago, there were whispers throughout the Winter Meetings that the Indians were an unexpected contender to sign free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. The reports proved to be more than mere rumblings, as Cleveland did indeed go on to reel in its blockbuster target.
The Twins have made it loud and clear that acquiring pitching is their top objective this offseason, and now that the Winter Meetings are here, the front office is hoping to accelerate that process.
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Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are about to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, having been selected by the Modern Era Committee, and generations of fans — some of whom weren’t alive for that magical run — are about to learn a lot about that club and how dominant of a season they […]
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Jim Leyland saw a little bit of himself in Ron Gardenhire, a scrappy player who had to pay his dues in the Minor Leagues and then coaching in the Majors before earning his chance to manage. Leyland saw how Gardenhire handled his players, got the most out of them, and handled the media. If Gardenhire […]
The Rule 5 Draft is an afterthought for many teams at the Winter Meetings, but to former general manager Terry Ryan, it was seen as a way for the budget-conscious Twins to cheaply acquire young talent.
Despite voiding top prospect Jelfry Marte’s $3 million deal because of vision issues, the Twins still have interest in signing the 16-year-old Dominican shortstop, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
The Twins have agreed to terms with Yunior Severino, a 18-year-old infielder granted free agency last month after Major League Baseball penalized the Braves for infractions committed on the international market.
The Twins continue to reshape their front office with an analytical bent, as they hired highly regarded pitching analytics expert Josh Kalk from the Rays as senior analyst.
Ten years ago this week, the Tigers went to the Winter Meetings in Nashville with all the appearances of a team tying up loose ends, having made big deals earlier in the offseason. Instead, they walked out of the Opryland Hotel and Resort a few days later with Miguel Cabrera.
With the Marlins’ Miguel Cabrera as a trade target, the 2007 Winter Meetings had a chance to reshape a franchise only a few years removed from the dominant run to a 2005 World Series title. But the White Sox serious interest in Cabrera did not turn into an important acquisition.