Day 1 of the Winter Meetings is in the books. Major signings include the following:
- Mike Napoli - Red Sox, 3yrs/$39MM
- Angel Pagan - Giants, 4 yrs/$40MM
- Joakim Soria - Rangers, 2 yrs/$8MM
- James Loney - TB Rays, 1yr/$2MM + $1MM incentives
- Geovany Soto - Rangers, 1 yr./$2.75MM
- Jason Marquis - Padres, 1 yr/$3MM
Hall of Fame nominee Russ Schneider reflects on his days covering the Cleveland Indians | cleveland.com -
Russ Schneider covered the Indians from 1964 to 1977. This piece includes links to some articles that Schnieder considers some of his best. There's a whole lot of interesting historic perspective here.
In the SBNation Winter Meetings Simulation, the Indians (Ryan) have traded Shin-Soo Choo and Nick Hagadone to the Reds for Homer Bailey and Chris Heisey. Follow the exciting fake action at Royals Review.
The Baseball Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Panel (formerly known as the Veteran's Committee) has chosen former Yankees owner Jason Ruppert, long-time umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White for the Hall of Fame
And finally, post your rumors, news, surmises, speculation, fake trades, real trades, etc. here today for Day 2 of the Winter Meetings Extravaganzorama.