Today is the final day of Major League Baseball’s GM and Owners winter meetings for November. There will be more meetings next month. As we’ve already mentioned, little generally occurs during the November meetings, at least in terms of monumental players moves. So far, little has occurred that we didn’t already know would happen.
Brian McCann was reportedly given a Qualifying Offer, which he reportedly turned down. We also heard some rumors that the San Francisco Giants might have some keen interest in Tim Hudson, especially in light of rumors at least, that the Braves offered Tim less than he made this past season. None of those rumors have been substantiated, but it did lead to some interesting discussions in our Live Blog yesterday.
A couple of days ago, MLB Trade Rumors reported that…..
- If the Braves lose Tim Hudson via free agency, they could do worse than to look into John Lackey of the Red Sox, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s David O’Brien tweets. The Red Sox have Lackey signed for $15.25MM in 2014. They also have an option on his services for 2015 at a league-minimum salary, thanks to a contract clause that gave the Sox an extremely cheap option if Lackey’s existing elbow injury caused him to miss significant time. After a strong season in 2013, two years and $15.75MM looks like a bargain, which means Lackey should have significant value if Boston chooses to deal him.
That rumor leads to even more discussion about the possibilities the Braves may be looking into if Tim is no longer a Brave in 2014.
We’ve heard little if anything in the way of any other trades or moves, but there is the chance during today’s final November meetings, that some major moves could be made. Could we see a move made with Dan Uggla this early? Who knows, but we’re going to be here to discuss it and report whatever may happen, throughout the day.
Join us in our discussions today. Even if no moves are made today, the fun is in just discussing, prognosticating, and trying to figure out ahead of times what will happen. Scroll down to our comments section, and join the fray!