Dec 11, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Rakuten Golden Eagles president Yozo Tachibana (right) walks through the lobby during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Tachibana has not decided whether or not to allow Masahiro Tanaka (not pictured) to sign with a MLB team now that Nippon Professional Baseball and the MLB have agreed on a $20 Million maximum posting bid. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Winter Meetings Day 3: The Untold (and Untrue) Stories

It has been a relatively quiet day in Florida; there were a few free agent signings and a few smaller trades, and a few more commentators offered their two cents on yesterday’s Mark Trumbo deal, but otherwise not a whole lot of movement… at least that is what the mainstream media would have you believe. Out of the spotlight, some very significant events transpired.


Kendrys Morales joins the Wii crew of Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz, and Ervin Santana.”

Update: “Choo, Cruz, Santana take break from video games, begin updating resumes for non-baseball jobs.”

Update: “Morales continues playing ‘Epic Mickey 2′ while others apply to Starbucks, The Gap, and The Cheesecake Factory.”

Update: “Video Game Crew skeptical of getting contract offers; schedule interviews for other jobs.”


“League anxiously awaits final decisions regarding posting of Masahiro Tanaka.”

Update: “Several team owners caught on ‘Pawn Stars’ cameras hocking World Series rings to fund Tanaka bids.”

Update: “Team owner meets with lawyer, writes children out of will to fund Tanaka bid.”

Tags: Los Angeles Angels Mark Trumbo Masahiro Tanaka

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