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The 2013 winter meetings have produced some intriguing storylines to follow heading into the latter half of the offseason.
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Of course, last season's minor league pitcher of the year, B.J. Hermsen , has already been removed from the 40-man roster too and this year's winner, Andrew Albers , isn't exactly destined to remain there forever.
Yesterday, the Miami Marlins were apparently ready to trade incumbent first baseman Logan Morrison "shortly," with a number of teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Baltimore Orioles interested in a deal.
Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is introduced by Miami Marlins director of baseball operations Michael Hill and general manager Dan Jennings during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.
Now, they will enter the Hall of Fame together. With a combined eight World Series titles and more than 7,500 victories, the managerial trio made it to Cooperstown in results announced Monday.
Sandy Alderson speculated on Sunday night that despite his best intentions to trade one of his lefty-hitting first basemen, there was a good chance the Mets would leave the winter meetings with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda on the roster.
The Yankees announced Monday that a plaque celebrating the life of the former South African president will be erected alongside the busts of former greats in centrefield at Yankee Stadium.
Garrett Jones has agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins. The 32-year-old first baseman put up 14 homers and 51RBIs in 144 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season.
The Miami Marlins are expected to be dealers in Orlando as general managers and other baseball executives gather for the annual winter meetings.
Saltalamacchia was a solid performer in helping Boston get to the World Series this year, batting a career-high .273 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs in 121 regular-season games.
The attempt by Pirates general manager Neal Huntington to traverse the entire MLB offseason as the stealth general manager and constantly fly under the media radar has been undone by the reporting work of ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Pirates view Mike Napoli as the "perfect fit at first base".