The Winter Meetings are in two weeks. If you’re looking for a benchmark, some sort of target date for when the hot stove might actually heat up, the Winter Meetings are as good as anything. The GM Meetings certainly didn’t bring much action.
“The free agent (market) is moving at a glacial speed,” Brian Cashman told the New York Post. “And the category I’m shopping in, I don’t believe guys are jumping off the board this week. The players I’m interested in won’t be coming off the board anytime soon. But trade stuff is different. That can move fast, if someone finds the right match.”
Cashman made it clear in Milwaukee that, right now, the trade market is too expensive for his taste. He’s willing to make a move, but the asking prices are too much. He’s rejected offers, and he’s had offers rejected.
The free agent market might find some traction with next week’s collective bargaining agreement announcement, for now though, it’s “glacial” and we’re all left waiting something to heat up.