Baseball Winter Meetings

Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Girardi Presents Yankees Offseason State Of The Union

The manager of the Yankees is generally used to acquiring great players, not losing them. Joe Girardi sat down to meet the media Tuesday and had the chance to publicly address for the first time the loss of Robinson Cano to Seattle.


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Boras: Dodgers ‘Bought Store,’ Mets In ‘Freezer Section’

With baseball awash in record revenue as the signing season starts, Scott Boras compares the habits of teams to families sifting through supermarket shelves.


Jose Reyes

Reyes, Pujols, Fielder Headline Winter Meetings

Baseball’s winter meetings open Monday, a four-day session that often turns into a fan’s delight. There’s always the promise of blockbuster trades and major free-agent signings


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Sweeny Says: The Skipper Speaks

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi met with reporters Wednesday at the Winter Meetings, discussing among other topics the pursuits of Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford.


New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, left, talks to reporters. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Sweeny Says: Mets Go Bargain Shopping

While the Mets explore their options, including listening to offers for Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez, they continue to search for the cost-effective solutions for 2011.


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Sweeny Says: Mets Manager Meets Media

Mets manager Terry Collins addressed the media Monday and discussed a number of topics.


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Sweeny Says: It’s Good To Be Lee

Darek Braunecker arrived at the Winter Meetings. If you don’t know his name yet, where have you been hiding? He is the agent for Cliff Lee and is therefore more popular than Mickey Mouse this week at Disney.


Jayson Werth

Sweeny Says: Werth The Trip

I barely unpacked my bags before the Nationals lifted the lid on these Winter Meetings, and boy did they get things going with a bang. Jayson Werth stays in the NL East, going to the Nationals for 7 years, $126 million dollars.


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With Jeter Behind, Yankees Look Ahead To Cliff Lee

Having just about finalized new contracts to keep Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman headed to the winter meetings on Sunday night targeting a new player.