The Cardinals’ pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton officially ended on Friday after the team was informed that the Marlins slugger would not waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to St. Louis.
Mike Hampton lasted just two seasons with the Rockies before going to the Braves in a three-team trade. It was clear that trying to “win” the offseason with big-money pitching — with the effects of Coors Field on starting pitching an X-factor that’s still being examined — was a losing strategy.
When the Winter Meetings return to a familiar venue next week at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., it will be the same place where the Reds pulled off a coup of sorts. In 2006, Cincinnati landed a wayward former top prospect named Josh Hamilton in the Rule 5 […]
The buzz for one of the most anticipated seasons in Phillies history started the previous December in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at the same hotel that will host this year’s Winter Meetings.
The Phillies made their pitch to Shohei Ohtani, like every other team in baseball. They have contacted the Marlins about Giancarlo Stanton, like any organization with a strong farm system and deep pockets.
Evidently A.J. Preller wasn’t interested in laying low during his first Winter Meetings as general manager of the Padres in 2014.
The Nationals played unofficial host for the 2016 Winter Meetings, as the event was held just outside of D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So it was only fitting that they were right in the middle of seemingly every major move during the most memorable Winter Meetings in team history.
“All In” became the mantra of the Marlins at the 2011 Winter Meetings, and the organization backed it up by going on the busiest three-day free-agent spending spree in franchise history.
Barry Bonds, who spent a lot of time jogging unimpeded around the bases, actually began his Giants career with a false start.
The Giants aren’t eliminated from the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes. They’re just not the leading suitor for his services, as had been widely assumed. A source told MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro that Stanton has not ruled out any clubs as the National League’s reigning Most Valuable Player ponders where he’ll allow the Marlins to send him.
The Giants missed out on Shohei Ohtani, the multi-talented Japanese star who is headed to play for the Angels, according to his agent. But the sting of losing the opportunity to obtain such an intriguing performer wasn’t exceedingly sharp. Ohtani, the pitcher/outfielder who considered the Giants among seven teams in free agency, surely would have […]