Reflections on the Winter Meetings

kendrick2To quote from Jayson Stark’s article on ESPN, we just experienced “the wildest 48 hours in the history of the winter meetings.” And given the flurry of deals that transpired, that feels about right.

After sitting back and digesting what’s occurred to the baseball landscape, perhaps what’s most glaring is the fact that big power-houses like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox don’t dare give young players the chance to prove themselves – or put another way, to fail. This I find unfathomable, and yet I recognize that this opinion may just result from being a fan of a team that operates under a budget, like the Blue Jays or Reds for example, compared to those mentioned that have little regard for spending limits. Heck, the word “budget” is probably foreign to them… Continue reading→

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