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Winter Meetings Day 2: The Untold (and Untrue) Stories


Dec 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn (left), and Los Angeles Angels general manager

Jerry Dipoto

(center), and Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers discuss their three-way trade during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit:

David Manning


‘Twas quite a day in Orlando today. The big news dominating the websites and blogs was the Mark Trumbo trade. Every baseball writer in the country weighed in on the merits of the trade, and it appeared to be a mixed bag. Somewhere around the middle of June, we’ll know whether it was a good trade or not.

So while all eyes were focused on Arizona, Anaheim, and Chicago, there were other, less significant things happening in the world of baseball:

Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson Cruz invite Ervin Santana to join their Wii Sports tournament while agents hard at work.”

Update: “Santana accuses Cruz of cheating at Wii Bowling, storms out of hotel room, un-follows him on Twitter.”

Update: “Choo comes to Cruz’s defense; Santana comes back to finish Wii tournament.”

Update: “Santana re-follows Cruz on Twitter, sends Facebook friend request.”

“After gala event, Yankees Core Four grab late-night dinner at local Denny’s.”

Update: “After receiving shoddy service, Derek Jeter and Andy Petite argue over tip amount.”

Update: “Mariano Rivera closes down argument between Jeter and Petite, offers to pay tip for table.”

“Seventeen teams withholding holiday bonuses in anticipation of final announcement regarding Masahiro Tanaka posting; every penny counts.”

Update: “Some owners taking out second mortgages on stadiums, personal properties to finance Tanaka bids.”

Update: “Opening bids on Tanaka estimated to be equal to 1/3 of US national debt.”