On the final day of the Winter Meetings, some major league teams, including the Boston Red Sox, are making moves. However, the Yankees are still stagnant and haven’t made much noise–aside from the fact they lost David Robertson and Brandon McCarthy in a span of four days. So what’s going on around baseball? Let’s find out!
— The Red Sox made two trades today: One trade involved acquiring Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers for OF Yoenis Cespedes, the other involved sending Allen Webster and Ruby De La Rosa to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Wade Miley.
— Matt Kemp has been traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a prospect and cash. The Dodgers also signed ex-Yankee Brandon McCarthy to a four-year, $48 Million deal.
— Major League Baseball had the Rule 5 Draft today, and the Yankees drafted and lost no one, which wasn’t a complete shock. The Yankees had already said they weren’t going to draft anyone, but they also said they were going to extend an offer to David Robertson and Brandon McCarthy before admitting they didn’t.
— There’s one team out of the Max Scherzer sweepstakes and that would be the Detroit Tigers. Tigers GM David Dombrowski said this during the Winter Meetings:
“I guess anything can happen but we’re not in active pursuit of that situation at this time.”
It’s rumored the Yankees are interested in Scherzer, but if they’re interested then they might want to hear his price: Scherzer wants a rumored $200 Million from the free agent market. Hey, stranger things have happened: McCarthy $48 Million from the free agent market for so-so numbers. It’s possible Scherzer could possibly get $200 Million.