Oh, those wild and crazy winter meetings…
The biggest rumor from yesterday's first day of the meetings was from FOX Sports, which reported that the Yanks, Diamondbacks and Tigers were discussing a large deal that would have sent Curtis Granderson to New York, Edwin Jackson to Arizona and a slew of prospects to Detroit. The Yanks would give up Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson and Phil Coke.
Conflicting reports this morning on whether talks are still alive, but am I wrong in thinking that I, as a Red Sox fan, should be rooting for this trade to take place?
Things are quieter on the Red Sox front. The Sox made a couple minor signings, and Casey Kelly has decided to be a pitcher. More rumblings that the Sox would be happy platooning Jeremy Hermida and Josh Willingham, should he be available, in left, which is almost certainly a negotiating ploy.
Then there's this insight from Terry Francona about the Sox' unclear left-field situation:
I'm sure when we head down to Fort Myers we'll have a left fielder. We always do. They're really good about that. We're amazingly consistent in that every year we always have a left fielder, and I'm guessing we're going to have one this year, too.
Jacoby Ellsbury breathes a sigh of relief.