MLB began their coverage of baseball’s winter meetings at 8:00PM Sunday evening. Early in the show, Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, and Dan Plesac offered their opinions on the level of activity we could expect from the Phillies at the 2014 Winter Meetings. Their preview suggested that the Phillies –
- might be as inactive this year as they were last year because of the big contracts.
- had missed their window of opportunity for unloading their big contracts.
- had a new window and their big contracts didn’t look so bad.
- had an opportunity to move their big contracts, even Howard’s “if he’s able to turn it around” (Huh? What does that even mean?)
After these four earth shattering pronouncements, with which all three announcers agreed, I decided to mute the volume by 8:14PM and prep the Open Discussion for Monday.
So, do you think the Phillies are going to make a major trade this week? One of Hamels, Papelbon, Rollins, Howard, Byrd, Ruiz. Do you think Hamels gets traded before Lester signs?
I believe that “no action” is more likely than some big move. Maybe they are able to move Byrd. I don’t see anything happening with Hamels before Lester signs unless some GM caves in and meets the Phillies’ high asking price.