Winter Meetings Induce Little But Yawns

Winter Meetings Induce Little But Yawns

Baseball's winter meetings have drawn to a close, but the Hot Stove is still in full flame. Twenty-eight of this winter's top 50 free agents, per Ben Reiter's "Reiter 50," remain unsigned, including eight of his top 11, five of his top six, and each of the top two. For all of the rumors about blockbuster trades that came out of Nashville this past week, the biggest swap that was actually executed was headlined by an outfielder who has yet to hit a home run in the major leagues (newest Phillie Ben Revere) and a starting pitcher who has yet to qualify for the ERA title (Twins compensation Vance Worley). The winter meetings gave some shape to this offseason and may have allowed teams to lay the groundwork for major deals that will be finalized in the coming weeks, but the best is yet to come. Here, then, is a look at some of what we were able to glean from this past week in Nashville.

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