Monday Meetings Recap
A quick recap of what happened at the baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Florida on Sunday / Monday.
– Adrian Gonzalez was officially traded to the Red Sox
– Jayson Werth signed a 7-year, $126M deal with the Nationals
– Shaun Marcum was traded to the Brewers
– Melvin Mora signed with the Diamondbacks
– J.J. Putz signed with the Diamondbacks
– Mark Reynolds was traded by the D-Backs to the Orioles
Kevin Correia agreed to a two-year, $8M deal with the Pirates
– Aaron Harang signed with the Padres
– Lance Berkman signed with the Cardinals
– Russ Adams and Dusty Ryan signed minor-league deals with the Mets
– Omir Santos signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers
– Pat Gillick was voted into the Hall of Fame. OK, nothing against Gillick — he was an amazing GM, and congrats to him — but how in the world does he get into the HOF before Marvin Miller and George Steinbrenner? Love them or hate them (I hate Miller), how is it that two people whose influence had as much of an impact on the sport as anyone over the past 40 years, are not properly recognized by an institution honoring baseball history? I guess Steinbrenner is left out because of the Nixon contributions and the Howie Spira thing, but how is Miller not voted in? And again, I hate Miller, but he is a significant figure who played a major part in shaping the game as we know it today. But then, maybe that’s exactly the reason he remains on the outside looking in.