As a softcore Nats fan that's just happy to see the Redskins season come to a merciful end, I won't pretend I've paid much attention to what's happened during baseball's winter meetings. Not with my Wizards having their best season in 4 decades, my kids bankrupting me for Christmas, the end of the year, and whatnot. But before you know it, Spring Training will be here, so let's take a look at the biggest moves that have transpired so far, ranked by my personal order.
Francisco Liriano re-upped with the Pittsburgh Pirates for three years and $39 million.Smart money says the Padres (assuming they still get a healthy Matt Kemp) have improved the most, while the Giants have likely done enough to ensure themselves a fair shot at another title next Fall. There are still many more moves to be made before camps open, but some franchises clearly have a definitive parlay strategy, and others don't. We'll see what happens before Grapefruit & Cactus Leagues get underway.
The Dodgers traded for Howie Kendrick.
The New York Yankees resigned third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million pact.
The San Diego Padres acquire (Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.
Giants re-sign Jake Peavy to 2-year, $24 million deal.
Rays sign Asdrubal Cabrera to a 1 year deal.