1:15 p.m.: It sounds as if the Mets are going to do everything possible in order to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins, even if it involves trading Noah Syndergaard … to the Padres?
1:05 p.m.: There is a lot going on with that Indians-Mariners trade, which is actually an Indians-Mariners-Rays trade. The deal is now official, and here’s what it looks like.
Cleveland acquires: Carlos Santana, Jake Bauers
Seattle acquires: Edwin Encarnacion, 77th pick in 2019 competitive balance draft
Tampa Bay acquires: Yandy Diaz, player to be named later
Got it? Good.
12:20 p.m.: A couple of big-name sluggers on the move, with Carlos Santana heading back to Cleveland.
11:10 a.m.: As we said, the final day of the winter meetings typically is slow.
9:55 a.m.: From the “In case you missed it” department, the New York Mets shored up their bullpen by bringing back a familiar face, reliever Jeurys Familia. The deal is worth a reported $30 million so that all worked out pretty well for the Mets. New York traded the right-hander to Oakland in July, essentially for a couple of lottery tickets/depth pieces and international pool money.
9:25 a.m.: Perhaps the biggest news of the final “day,” especially around these parts, is Joe Kelly is on his way back to the West Coast. The California kid is heading home, reportedly cashing in on a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
9:15 a.m.: Traditionally, the final day of the MLB winter meetings is the quietest of the entire week.
Aside from the Rule 5 draft, the final day usually centers around everyone just trying to get out of town, but that doesn’t mean news can’t trickle in, especially as teams perhaps gather with big-name free agents one more time before all go their separate ways.
Once again, we’ll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors right here with the winter meetings live blog, so keep it here throughout the day for all that might happen.
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