Well it seems a lot went down this week at the Winter Meetings of Major League Baseball. A lot of big time players were signed and it made for an interesting week. Here are just some of the deals that went down this week.
-Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with OF Carl Crawford on a seven-year contract. Also acquired 1B Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego for OF Reymond Fuentes, RHP Casey Kelly, 1B Anthony Rizzo and a player to be named.
-Baltimore Orioles acquired SS J.J. Hardy and INF Brendan Harris from Minnesota for RHP Jim Hoey, RHP Brett Jacobson and cash considerations.
-Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Pena on a one-year contract.
-Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with 1B Paul Konerko on a three-year contract.
-Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with OF Jeff Francoeur on a one-year contract.
-Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with RHP J.J. Putz on a two-year contract.
-New York Yankees agreed to terms with SS Derek Jeter on a three-year contract.
Those are some of the big deals that went down this week. The one name that still has not signed is Cliff Lee. He is still torn between New York and Texas. This is one of biggest stories of the year. No one really has any idea what he will do. If you ask my opinion, I would say re-sign with Texas. They are the ones who went to the World Series last year. Also you have to realize when you play in New York, you’re always under scrutiny if don’t play well. My message to Cliff Lee, stay a Texas Ranger. You’re a better fit down there.