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2017 MLB Winter Meetings, day 2

And a summary of what happened on day 1.

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Going into the second day of baseball’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida, the Cubs stand exactly where they did 24 hours ago — no signings or trades were made Monday.

There was a Grandpa Rossy sighting, though:

Theo Epstein says the Cubs haven’t closed the door on Jake Arrieta or Wade Davis:

Given the Brandon Morrow signing, though, I’d think that door is swinging closed, especially with Jake reportedly seeking $200 million:

This would be an unexpected landing spot for Jake:

Here’s an article from SB Nation’s Beyond the Boxscore delving into Alex Cobb’s numbers.

The big news of Monday was the official announcement of the Giancarlo Stanton trade to the Yankees. You’ve probably heard about as much as you’ll need to about that, I’d think.

The Texas Rangers have added a reliever:

Martin pitched briefly for the Yankees and Rockies in 2014 and 2015. He was lights-out for the Nippon Ham Fighters, Shohei Ohtani’s team, in 2016 and 2017 (1.12 ERA, 0.668 WHIP in 92 games).

Pat Neshek is going to stay with the Phillies:

Two former bit players for the Cubs made news Monday:

Frankoff, whose one big-league game with the Cubs was memorably bad, had been claimed by the Mariners September 4, but never played for them or even in their minor leagues.

Here’s a good article by Andrew Baggarly on how the Winter Meetings get covered.

Use this thread for winter meetings discussion and rumors all day today. If the Cubs sign a free agent or trade for someone, of course there will be separate articles posted on any such moves.