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Winter Meetings Day 1 Recap + Day 2 Open Thread

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A-Rod needs surgery, Mike Napoli has a new home, SF still a Pagan place, and the Indians are "feeling out" other teams

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Day 1 of the Winter Meetings is in the books. Major signings include the following:

  • Mike Napoli - Red Sox, 3yrs/$39MM
  • Angel Pagan - Giants, 4 yrs/$40MM
  • Joakim Soria - Rangers, 2 yrs/$8MM
  • James Loney - TB Rays, 1yr/$2MM + $1MM incentives
  • Geovany Soto - Rangers, 1 yr./$2.75MM
  • Jason Marquis - Padres, 1 yr/$3MM
The Soria signing probably takes the Rangers out of the Chris Perez market, if indeed they were ever in. The Marquis signing makes me believe a little more that they might actually be interested in Ubaldo Jimenez, as rumors have suggested, since they're willing to throw money at Jason Maarquis.

Jordan Bastian posted an excellent roundup of Day 1 on his blog, including notes from a meeting with Antonetti, which later became this article, with an unfortunate headline about Indians "feeling out other teams."

In news you may have already heard, the Indians are selling STO to Fox. Team sources are confirming that a deal will likely be completed by the end of the month.

John Schlegel of has this piece summarizing the day's activity.

Alex Rodriguez needs left hip surgery and may be sidelined until June | News - In case you were wondering whether ARod was officially an old person.

Hall of Fame nominee Russ Schneider reflects on his days covering the Cleveland Indians | -
Russ Schneider covered the Indians from 1964 to 1977. This piece includes links to some articles that Schnieder considers some of his best. There's a whole lot of interesting historic perspective here.

In the SBNation Winter Meetings Simulation, the Indians (Ryan) have traded Shin-Soo Choo and Nick Hagadone to the Reds for Homer Bailey and Chris Heisey. Follow the exciting fake action at Royals Review.

The Baseball Hall of Fame Pre-Integration Panel (formerly known as the Veteran's Committee) has chosen former Yankees owner Jason Ruppert, long-time umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White for the Hall of Fame

And finally, post your rumors, news, surmises, speculation, fake trades, real trades, etc. here today for Day 2 of the Winter Meetings Extravaganzorama.