Winter Meetings Day One Wrap Up

Usually the first day of the meetings is slow, but a surprising amount of news and signings happened yesterday.

Signings

  • The Giants agreed to sign Angel Pagan to a four-year $40 million deal. The 31 year old outfielder was likely on the Yankees list of potential right fielders, however the organization appears wary of multi-year contracts this season.

Yankees News And Notes

If you couldn't tell, I am extremely skeptical about the majority of the rumors from yesterday. At this time of year, agents, players, and owners makes up all sorts of stuff to try to manipulate the free agent market. There are quite a few rumors that directly contradict each other, and in the fast paced environment of the hot stove season, many reporters go unchecked. You really can't trust anyone until sources start to agree on a subject, but there are certain writers that are notorious for knowingly stating shady rumors.