Today the Winter Meetings being in frigid Indianapolis, a far cry for last year's meetings in Las Vegas (I guess the economy is finally catching up with baseball).
Should see some interesting stories develop over the next 3 days and the market should really start to take shape for certain players.
I'm not totally shocked that Andy Pettitte has rejected the Yankees initial offer of 1 year $10MM. I don't know a lot of the other details but Andy made $10.5 last year with incentives. I imagine a $10MM contract with options up to $12-13 would get it done. I don't think he's looking for a multi-year deal, since he seems to be uncertain on retirement every year. Yankees are said to not be interested in Lackey, but have shown interest in Sheets, Harden, and Ducscherer. I think this makes sense.
Toronto is said to be looking for a catcher, starting pitcher, and shortstop in return for Halladay. They Yankees have a surplus at those positions right now in the farm system. I can't see any reason they don't step up and get this deal done.
The Cubs have shown interest in Mike Cameron and Jason Bay is leaning heavily toward Seattle. That doesn't leave a whole lot for the Yankees to fill that LF void on the market...Damon or Holliday???
This story makes me laugh at the Mets...Mets are showing interest in Pat Burrell and Gary Matthews Jr. 2 terrible contracts for aging under performing players. Not quite the deals the Mets really need to be looking at to be contenders in the NL East.
Lastly, on a non-MLB note...The NY Giants finally pull out a big win yesterday over Dallas. If they can beat the Eagles next week they suddenly have the inside track on the division.