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Outside The Confines: So much for Winter Meetings excitement

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The quiet offseason continues.

Highlands covered with snow in Turkey’s Van Photo by Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Well, folks, I did you wrong by suggesting we might see something exciting go down this week during virtual Winter Meetings, but alas, it seems the Zoom was more of a Fizzle as far as it went with signing free agents. We saw the Rays trade a Lowe to the Rangers, but it was not MVP-candidate Brandon Lowe, but rather Nate Lowe. Lance Lynn was traded to the White Sox, which has the internet ablaze on the team’s behalf, but aside from that (and lots of rumors) there were no superstar moves to be see.

The Rule 5 Draft on Thursday concluded the week’s events, and leaves us all wondering just when something, anything might start to happen on the free agent market.

It would certainly help of Rob Manfred and MLB on high could decide once and for all on which of the new rules (specifically the universal DH) will be staying or going, rather than heavily hinting at things.

  • In probably the biggest bit of news, the Phillies have a new president. Curious to see if this nets them a World Series in the next two years.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.