In my quest to chart the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis, I continue, with volume 3, aka Day 3.
As suspected, things are starting to get interesting out in Indianapolis. Many more moves were made today that are the kind of acquisations that make or break teams. Here are some of the more notable transactions:
The Yankees, Tigers, and D-Backs finally agreed to a blockbuster deal. The D-Backs recieve: Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy. The Yankees receive: Curtis Granderson. The Tigers receive: Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer and Phil Coke. I feel as though all three of these teams did very well in addressing team needs.
In another notable trade, the Texas Rangers in a move to save themselves some cash shipped their number 1 starter, Kevin Millwood to Baltimore. In exchange, the Rangers received prospects.
The Houston Astros acquired Matt Lidstrom from the Florida Marlins. The Marlins are another team that have been forced to shed large amounts of salary in the tough economy. At the moment, they are still shopping Dan Uggla, with the most likely destination being San Francisco.
Andy Pettite and the Yankees agreed to a one year deal. Pettite fittingly will finish his career a Yankee if all goes well.
The Milwaukee Brewers signed starter, Randy Wolf to a three year deal worth 27 million dollars. The Brewers have been in deep need of pitching ever since the last offseason when they lost both Ben Sheets and CC Sabathia.
Those were the major acquisations of the day. The only other news that will likely make headlines is that Scott Boras is playing up Matt Holliday. Boras, as usual is promoting his client without giving any particular price tag.
Tune back in tomorrow for Day 4 updates from Indiana!