Today is the 2nd day of MLB GM and Owners Winter Meetings. As we noted yesterday in our Live Blog post, often very little happens during the November meetings, with most big decisions and move made during next month’s meetings. As predicted, little did occur.
The only thing we now know the Braves did accomplish, as reported by our own Jeff Schafer, was that the Braves did give Brian McCann a qualifying offer, and as we’d predicted all season long, he declined it for greener pastures. Brian McCann is now an free agent, and now it only remains to be seen which club will pick him up, and the intrigue of how much he’ll get.
Here at Tomahawk Take, we continue our Live Blog for Day 2 of the meetings, and who knows – we might see some other moves made today as well. It’s the intrigue and the waiting, the cussing and discussing that can often be as exciting as the moves themselves.
Fredi Gonzalez Interview
Our own Alan Carpenter sent me the following to get some discussion started for this 2nd day of meetings, and our Live Blog. Braves’ manager Fredi Gonzalez was interviewed on MLB/XM Radio today, and had the following to say about the Braves’ need for a pitching ace:
Maybe you guys need an ace? Is that true? Is that something that the Braves will look at this off-season?
Absolutely: I think going into the playoffs – you, you saw, at least from my perspective in the whole post-season there weren’t that many runs scored… anywhere. And, uh, you know we’re looking to match up with the Grienkes and the Kershaws and (unintelligible) and you know the Wainwrights and the slew of arms St. Louis has. But yeah, we’re looking and we talked about, you know, a possible #1 and the list is short this year. I’ll let you go out and trade some people, and I think Frank and uh – he’s down there in Orlando and he’s talking about some bullets – see what people have uh in store that we could, you know, trade for or acquire free agent-wise.
You can listen to the interview HERE.
So come on, join us for our conversations all day long regarding possible Hot Stove season moves, and feel free to share your ideas, thoughts, and predictions. Even if they seem far-fetched, that’s ok – strange things happen every year that not everyone can see coming.
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