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The New York Mets have had themselves a fine few days. Sure, it begins with making the baseball team better on the field.
Obviously, this isn't the major impact move that many Phillies fans had hoped for, but considering how thin the team's rotation depth was last season, it probably isn't a bad idea to get some more major league arms on the roster.
While the Yankees were bemoaning a lack of viable-and-available starting pitchers, guess which team went out and signed one? It was the cross-town Mets who caught the rest of baseball offguard on Wednesday by agreeing to a deal with 40-year-old Bartolo Colon.
Have the Washington Nationals lost their minds? Were they clobbered in the head with a bench? Or are they quietly exploring the potential in what may be baseball's next semi-secret weapon: the collective power of the game's least-respected citizens - the "scrubs?" This month, the Nats signed Nate McLouth for $10.75 million over two years as a ... (more)
The Atlanta Braves won the National League East last season rather handily over the second place Washington Nationals.
Filling the need that had become their top priority at the winter meetings, the Nationals acquired left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins from frequent trade partner Oakland for speedy, switch-hitting outfielder Billy Burns, their reigning minor league player of the year.
Nationals manager Matt Williams has been on the job for over a month, and already he seems comfortable in his new surroundings.
Without hitting a home run or making a running catch, Curtis Granderson was already trying to win over a skeptical fan base on Tuesday.
The Phillies are adding Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels to the mix of top starters available this winter.
Despite running away with the NL East by winning 96 games, the Atlanta Braves were not without issues in the 2013 season.
He served as the undisputed leader of the 1993 Phillies, that boisterous bunch that improbably won the National League pennant following a last-place finish in the NL East a year earlier.
"I don't see, necessarily, a front-line move," Wren said. "I see more support moves, where you are adding a bench bat that can give you power off the bench.
Miami went on a spending spree after the 2011 season and added All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell.
Major League Baseball's winter meetings are a time for rumors, free-agent contracts, trades, Hall of Fame announcements and ground-breaking baseball news.