With Monday finally in the past, today felt a little more like the real Winter Meetings. There was one three-day trade — the big names were Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks, Adam Eaton to the White Sox, and Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs to the Angels — and the Athletics finally traded away Brett Anderson, shipping him to the Rockies for pitching prospects Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen.
A few other notes from Day 2…
• Fall out from the Angels trade of Trumbo, Alden Gonzalez notes that it’s now unlikely the Angels will trade Howie Kendrick. That’s a pretty good second baseman who’s either off the trade market or just became much harder to acquire. Also, Ken Rosenthal says the Nationals don’t want to trade utility man Danny Espinosa, but that the Yankees did check on his availability.
• And if the Yankees are going to sign Omar Infante, the asking price is reportedly $8 million per year.
• Speaking of potential trade targets, the Red general manager says he has no plans of trading Homer Bailey. Getting him was always going to cost much, much more than just Brett Gardner anyway. That notion has floated around for a few days — Gardner for Bailey — but while it seems like the start of a decent match, it’s hard to trade for a young starting pitcher like that, especially one who’s been successful the past few years.
• Jon Morosi reports the Indians are willing to listen to offers for Asdrubal Cabrera. I can’t imagine the Yankees have enough to get him, but he would certainly be a nice fit.
• A solid and not overly expensive reliever is off the market. Jonah Keri reports that Ryan Webb has signed a two-year deal with the Orioles. Just my own thought based on nothing, but Webb struck me as the kind of the guy the Yankees might want to add some late-inning depth to their depleted bullpen.
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