Chicago Cubs largely quiet on Day One of the Winter Meetings
By Jake Misener
Along with the other 29 teams, the Chicago Cubs were quiet on the first day of the Winter Meetings in Orlando – one day after signing Brandon Morrow.
After a weekend including a blockbuster trade of the reigning National League MVP and a pair of Chicago Cubs free agent signings, the first day of the Winter Meetings passed relatively quietly.
The biggest headline of the day? The New York Yankees introducing their newest star, Giancarlo Stanton, in Orlando. The slugger offered up his candid thoughts on the new regime in South Beach, while admonishing his new organization. Outside of his remarks, no major headlines came out of the first day.
Rumors, of course, persisted. The New York Mets are reportedly shopping right-hander Matt Harvey. At Fenway Park, the Red Sox want a power bat – and are willing to trade Jackie Bradley Jr. to make that happen. One team connected to Boston? The Cubs.
Carlos Santana continues to garner interest from several clubs, as well. The former Cleveland Indians first baseman hits the open market and represents a mid-tier offensive weapon on the market.
Here’s a collection of rumors and updates from Day One of the Winter Meetings.