Apparently a lot of things went down yesterday. Enough to make the fingers of a sports blogger bleed, I would assume. Here is a brief synopsis of what exactly happened, because I am still not really sure, until our regularly scheduled red baron mini-epic:
Right before the hot stove turned plaid:
44 players had been non-tendered, including mustache loving, John Axford.
AJ Pierzynski goes to the Red Sox.
The Athletics keep doing stuff:
The As look poised to trade Brett Anderson
More teams do more things:
Rays acquire catcher Ryan Hanigan and Heath Bell through three team deal with the Reds and Diamondbacks. They agree to $11M, three year extension with Hanigan. Reds receive David Holmberg, D-Backs cut salary and receive Justin Choate
Tigers look to sign Joe Nathan for something around 2 years and $20M
And we have gone plaid:
Beltran has been rumored to have been offered a three year, $48M deal. The team is not known, but the Mariners and Royals are making a strong push. Many are convinced Beltran will return to the Royals, but he isn't close to a deal with anyone
The Marlins will sign Saltalamacchia for a three year, $21M contract
Rockies sign Justin Morneau for two years and $13M for no apparent reason.
Reds look unlikely to trade Brandon Phillips
The Yankees sign Jacoby Ellsbury to a $153M, seven year deal.
The Robinson Cano Saga:
Mariners are interested.
Is this... everything? With all that, it looks like the NL central has been relatively quiet.
Don't forget about VEB winter meetings tonight!