Since reporting that the Brewers had cooled on the idea of trading for Ike Davis, not much else is happening in Lake Buena Vista, the site of baseball’s Winter Meetings.
There’s some buzz about looking at shortstops and relief pitchers, but nothing is at a scale worth noting. Even the Daniel Murphy buzz has slowed to a crawl.
After speaking to John Delcos, I wondered what some of the other beat writers were saying and it’s pretty much the same for them.
Sandy Alderson continues to downplay the possibility of any imminent trades this week, according to Anthony DiComo, and Andy Martino says he doesn’t think the Mets are close on anything, either on trade or signing front.
The Mets are still in the market for a shortstop, and Stephen Drew is still in play, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark tweets that the Rays are interested in Mitch Moreland of the Rangers and notes that a swap of Moreland and Matt Joyce is a possibility. That scenario hasn’t gained much traction to this point, however, according to Stark.
The Marlins have been surprisingly active this offseason, inking Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones and Rafael Furcal to free agent deals. The team is said to be aggressively shopping first baseman Logan Morrison as well, which has been rumored to be one potential means of addressing Miami’s need at third base.
The Diamondbacks are “determined” to leave the Winter Meetings with Shin-Soo Choo or Mark Trumbo, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. According to Sherman, Choo’s asking price is said to be in the range of Carl Crawford‘s seven-year, $142MM contract, and the Rangers remain in the mix.