On the eve of the Winter Meetings, the Yankees have joined Boston and St. Louis in upgrading their rosters this off-season yesterday. Meanwhile, the Rockies signed...a minor league lefty reliever that had an ERA over four for the Angels in 2013?! Here are the articles:
Yankees seem to have their shortstop of the future now and Rockies fans who want Tulo to stay are breathing easier. They also signed a top of the line reliever as they wait for their own closer to figure out what free agent offer he likes best. Here are individual articles on the deals from ESPN: Miller, Gregorius
Yankees get help, Tigers get help, D-backs get prospects - fangraphs.com
Jeff Sullivan gives his analysis of the trade and it makes me happy when Arizona gets weaker, even if it may help them in the long term.
So this is the Rockies' first big foray into the off-season. I am happy we have new leadership but the off-season was always a bit more fun with dealin' Dan around.
Annual Rockies fest slated for Jan. 24 - mlb.com
Mark your calendars Rockies' fans in the Denver area for this opportunity to think about baseball as the rest of the country is getting prepared for the Super Bowl.
The 10 busiest at the Winter Meetings - mlb.com
No one from Colorado is on this list from Jim Duquette which can be a good or a bad thing depending on your view.
2014 Trade Value: an offseason update - fangraphs.com
It is always interesting to see the differences people have in lists like this. Dave Cameron's is quite a bit different than the one on ESPN by he who will not be named by me.