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12-17

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The Lineup Card: Unconventional Winners and Losers of the Offseason to Date
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Baseball Prospectus

12-08

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Five to Watch: Fantasy-Relevant Winter Meetings Rumors
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Ben Carsley

12-27

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An Agent's Take: An Agent's Winter Meetings Journal
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Joshua Kusnick

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 347: The Rule Changes, Trades, and Signings of Winter Meetings Day Three
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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The BP Wayback Machine: Winter Meetings Review
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Joe Sheehan

12-19

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Sobsequy: The Strange Sights of the Winter Meetings Trade Show
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Adam Sobsey

12-07

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Overthinking It: Teams That Still Have Holes to Fill
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Ben Lindbergh

12-07

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Pebble Hunting: Hottest Rumors From Baseball's Winter Meetings in Nashville!
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Sam Miller

12-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: Grand Ole Opry
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John Perrotto

12-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 96: What the Winter Meetings Were Like
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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Skewed Left: How the Teams That Did Nothing in Nashville Did
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Zachary Levine

12-05

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Sobsequy: Minor League Baseball's Promotion Problem
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Adam Sobsey

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays Blockbuster
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Brent S. Gambill

12-03

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Rodriguez is Injured Again
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Ben Lindbergh

12-03

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108 Stitches: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Winter Meetings
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Dan Evans

12-03

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BP Announcements: Winter Meetings Coverage
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Ben Lindbergh

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: Fantasy-Relevant Winter Meetings Rumors

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Ben Carsley

A look at how hypothetical moves would impact players' fantasy stocks if they come to fruition this week.

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December 27, 2013 6:50 am

An Agent's Take: An Agent's Winter Meetings Journal

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Joshua Kusnick

A stressful, successful slice of an agent's life.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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Ben and Sam discuss home plate collisions, the neighborhood play, and moves by the Mariners, Mets, and Nationals.

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How the Winter Meetings went down during a previous pilgrimage to Orlando.

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Joe Sheehan recapped the activity at the Swan and Dolphin during the 2006 Winter Meetings in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Today" column on December 11, 2006.

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December 19, 2012 5:00 am

Sobsequy: The Strange Sights of the Winter Meetings Trade Show

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Adam Sobsey

A mix of weird and mundane at the Winter Meetings, from bats to Harold Baines to ball-washers.

In the spirit of the Winter Meetings Trade Show, which took place in a huge room right below the media workroom in the Gaylord Opryland, here is some quantity over quality, a partial list of things for sale or rent or perusal:

Foul pole banners, fence mesh, outfield signage, “oversized backlits”: things you don’t see but which are performing vital functions both promotional and utilitarian. What you come away with is the suddenly strong sense that much of the baseball experience is dictated by objects and phenomena that you don’t even notice.

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December 7, 2012 4:22 pm

Overthinking It: Teams That Still Have Holes to Fill

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Ben Lindbergh

What work is still left to be done for some of baseball's playoff contenders?

Although this year’s Baseball Winter Meetings were regarded as relatively slow, only seven teams checked out of the Opryland without making some sort of move. While Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton remain at large and Angel Pagan was the highest-ranked free agent removed from the market, many clubs found ways to fill holes during the four-day event. But even though the most eventful week of the winter is over, it’s still fairly early in the offseason, and a number of teams left Nashville with help wanted at one or more positions. Here are six winning teams from 2012 that will have to plug holes before Opening Day to return to contention in 2013:

Oakland Athletics, Shortstop: As of today, Oakland’s shortstop depth chart is topped by 29-year-old Adam Rosales, a career .241 TAv hitter without a great glove. The A’s have been open about their desire to upgrade at the position, with Stephen Drew and Hiroyuki Nakajima named by Billy Beane as their top free-agent targets. Drew declined to exercise a $10 million mutual option that would have kept him in Oakland through 2013, but he and the team continue to discuss another deal.  The A’s aren’t depending on Drew: the team reportedly engaged in trade talks for Yunel Escobar and Asdrubal Cabrera in Nashville and could go after Jhonny Peralta if Drew departs. While the outcome is no clearer than it was a week ago, A’s director of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said the team was able to “lay some groundwork” that could lead to a solution later this winter.

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These are all rumors from baseball's winter meetings in Nashville. I swear it!

Editor's note: Sam recently found this piece we were supposed to run five years ago but that slipped through the cracks. Our bad. It probably won’t make any sense now, but no point in letting it go to waste.

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A look back at what had the baseball word buzzing the last time the winter meetings were held in Nashville.

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Take a trip back to the 2007 winter meetings in Nashville in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as an "On the Beat" column on December 2, 2007.
 


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Ben and Sam recap Ben's experiences on his first trip to the Winter Meetings.

Ben and Sam recap Ben's experiences on his first trip to the Winter Meetings.

Episode 96: "What the Winter Meetings Were Like"

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Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.

You know how they told you if you didn’t get off your ass and do something in life you’d be a loser? Not true at the winter meetings, where many of life’s rules seem not to apply—things like laws of human sleep patterns and normal snack pricing structures. Here at the winter meetings, you can do nothing at all and still be a winner in our books.

We’ve seen writing all week about who won and who lost various transactions—see, go-getters can be losers too—but here’s a look at the teams and people who notably did nothing at all (or hadn’t as we went to press) and how their week went.

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December 5, 2012 9:51 am

Sobsequy: Minor League Baseball's Promotion Problem

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Adam Sobsey

A visit to the minor-league side of the Winter Meetings reveals an organization attempting to step into the spotlight dominated by its big-league brethren.

The Winter Meetings—or rather, “Winter” Meetings; it was about 75 degrees here in Music City on Monday—are where everybody goes to make major-league deals and do major-league things. Peter Gammons is here, apparently towing multiple clones of himself who allow him to be shaking hands simultaneously in different locations around the Gaylord Opryland Gullywhumpus. Ken Rosenthal looks nervous all the time, and slightly paranoid. Actually, just about everyone looks a little paranoid. And I keep running into the same people I know. This is a small world in a big place.

Guys not in the majors are here trying mightily to get in, somehow, anywhere in the machinery of the business. From the size of the place to the teeming thousands to the millionaires to the bright lights, this is without a doubt the big time, the Show, the major leagues.

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