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Winter Meetings

Winter Meetings archive

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Day 4

Winter Meetings a cash market

They came, they saw, they considered. But after three-and-a-half days of Winter Meetings, the pen was mightier than the swap for baseball's executives, as plenty of money -- but few players -- exchanged hands.

Meche takes five from Royals

The Royals continued their offseason transition Thursday, signing free-agent right-hander Gil Meche to a five-year contract. Meche was 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA last season.

Braves get Soriano for Ramirez

It took longer than anticipated, but the Braves acquired right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano from the Mariners for left-handed starter Horacio Ramirez on Thursday.

White Sox downplay Garland report

The White Sox headed back to Chicago from baseball's annual Winter Meetings on Thursday but not before addressing rumors that right-hander Jon Garland was set to be dealt to Houston. "We've got nothing going on," general manager Kenny Williams said.
Jocketty: Cards not interested in Bonds Rule 5 Draft brings unexpected results
Foulke will decline salary arbitration Stairs, Jays agree to one-year deal
Cubs' Hendry fine after angioplasty Nationals searching for trade partner
Yanks pluck Phelps in Rule 5 Draft Rule 5 Draft nets Phils three players
Mariners acquire right-hander White Rangers lose Simon in Rule 5 Draft
Astros grab Cubs reliever in Rule 5 Draft Mets lose pair, add one in Rule 5 Draft
Braves lose White in Rule 5 Draft Brewers snag lefty in Rule 5, then deal
O's swap Rule 5 Draft pick with Phils Red Sox pluck Debarr from Rays' farm
Twins add infield depth in Rule 5 Draft Angels catcher grabbed by Phils
Padres add pitcher in Rule 5 Draft Marlins pick up three in Rule 5 Draft
A's acquire outfielder Goleski from Rays

Sights & Sounds

Rule 5 Draft:

"Around the Minors" Jonathan Mayo and Lisa Winston provide live coverage of the Rule 5 Draft. 350K MIDDAY, Dec. 7:

Bronson Arroyo joins the show to talk about baseball in Japan, his music and the Reds. 350K

Baseball Today, Dec. 7:


Rule 5 Draft recap

White Sox, Phillies announce trade Ryan Goleski on being drafted and dealt
Charlie Manuel on MLB Radio Around the Minors: Rule 5 Special
Ken Mandel on Garcia trade