Each day at the Winter Meetings differs from the next. Yesterday we heard about the potential James Loney and Jonathan Broxton for Brewers first basemen Prince Fielder trade. Today, the biggest trade rumor involved Michael Young being sent to the Rockies in exchange for major league ready players (not front line guys). The amount of cash has not been agreed to as well as the Rockies have not completely agreed to the deal. It’s also possible that Young may not even be traded. Lets take a look at what happened in Day 2!!!
Carlos Pena: Pena agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs. The sides were working late on Tuesday to hammer out a deal. It looks like one-year, for $10 million.
Cliff Lee: The Lee rumor mill was swirling today as there were reports that Lee’s camp received 2 seven-year offers with a base salary of $20-$25 million. The Yankees are chomping at the bit to offer Lee a contract but are willing to go at the speed that Lee and his team want to. We also heard the Angels might be a dark horse in the race for Lee.
Carl Crawford: Not much happened on the Crawford front. The Angels and Yankees both re-expressed interest with the Angels focusing on Crawford who is reportedly seeking an 8 year deal.
Jason Bartlett: The Rays appeared to have a deal in place that would have sent Bartlett to the Orioles for outfielder/first baseman Nolan Reimold. The deal fell through but it is possible that the Rays will still look to trade some with another potential client. It is possible that Bartlett could still be on another team come the end of the winter meeting.
Paul Konerko: The day started out with interest from the Diamondbacks, but the talks never really got off the ground. It’s likely that the designated hitter – first baseman could get a deal in the three-year, $12.5 million a year range, but the first baseman wants more. So with that said, the Chicago White Sox and a mystery team made a multi-year offer to Konerko. We’ll see what happens on Wednesday.
Russell Martin: Same as on Monday, the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox are interested in the free agent catcher.
Calos Beltran: The Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets are talking about Carlos Beltran. Could there be a trade? The Red Sox have at least discussed Beltran internally.
New York Mets: Looks like the Mets are working on building their bullpen. GM Sandy Alderson may have already snatched up D.J. Carrasco as well as catcher Ronnie Paulino.
Tony Gwynn Jr.: The former San Diego Padre signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers today. He’ll have a backup roll in the outfield to starters Matt Kemp and Andre Either. He’ll make $675,000 in 2011.
Derrek Lee: Could the first baseman be crushing balls out of Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles? If his medicals “check out” then he could be.
Gary Sheffield and Johnny Damon: Could the long-time MLB veterans play close to home with the Tampa Bay Rays? They want to, and there’s room in left field for Damon.
Zack Greinke: The Los Angeles Dodgers could be a destination for Greinke. They contacted the Royals about the pitcher. There are not any deals in place or leading contenders, so we’ll find out on Wednesday if something comes up.
Ty Wigginton: In the early morning hours, Wigginton and the Colorado Rockies came to an agreement for two-years, $7.5 million with a $500,000 buyout for his 2013 option.
Bartolo Colon: Could the big guy come back? The Cleveland Indians may want him back.
Dan Uggla: The Atlanta Braves would like to keep their second baseman around for some time, so they started to talk extension.