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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FANTASY BASEBALL WINTER MEETINGS REPORT: DEALS BEING MADE LEFT AND RIGHT

By Michael Wong

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.--Lots of action on this last full day of the Winter Meetings.  Let's get to all of the latest news. 

-The New York Mets picked up SP Bartolo Colon with a two-year deal worth $20 million.  Colon wanted two years and he got it as he will serve as a veteran to a young staff.  His PED history however is a giant pock mark on his latest All Star numbers.

-Rajai Davis finalized his two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers for $10 million.  Davis is one of the best basestealers in the game and he will surely be turned loose by the Tigers when in the lineup.  He will platoon with Andy Dirks in leftfield.

-Jose Veras turned down a reunion with the Houston Astros, at least for now.  I do know the two sides continue to talk as the Astros want Veras back as their closer.  Veras senses the team thinks they can lowball him to return but he is holding out for more. 

-The Pittsburgh Pirates rounded our their rotation by giving Edinson Volquez $5 million for one year.

-With Logan Morrison having been traded to the Seattle Mariners, the Ike Davis trade talks will heat up.  The Milwaukee Brewers have been the favorites and most interested all along but the Kansas City Royals also are involved.

-Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox continue to talk.  Seems only a matter of time before a deal is made.  No other team seems remotely interested in the price tag.

-The New York Yankees continue to talk with Joaquin Benoit.  They also have passed on Freddy Garcia.

-James Loney is being courted heavily by the Milwaukee Brewers after Logan Morrison was sent to Seattle.

-First the Texas Rangers and now the Seattle Mariners have declared themselves out of the Shin-Soo Choo talks.  Choo looks like he will have to lower his price a bit at this point.  Having Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran sign first have taken a bit of a bite out of his expected haul.

More later.

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