Remember Sunday night, when Jayson Werth got a seven-year deal and the dead Adrian Gonzalez trade came back to life? That seemed to be a sure sign of a wild scene at the Winter Meetings.
Instead, it’s been mostly speculation and gridlock.
Cliff Lee remains the biggest name being discussed here in Orlando, but that signing remains fairly unpredictable. There have been trades — including a few significant ones — but there hasn’t been one to equal the Red Sox-Padres deal, and certainly not one to equal last winter’s three-team, Curtis Granderson swap.
Late last night, Carlos Pena reportedly signed with the Cubs and Matt Diaz apparently came off the Yankees radar with a two-year deal in Pittsburgh. The Yankees were reported to be interested in a minor league deal with Mark Prior (hey, why not?) and possibly a Major League deal with Russell Martin (nothing new there).
For the most part, though, these Winter Meetings have been more sizzle than steak. Plenty of talk. Not so much action.