The most fun time of the offseason is upon us, as the annual Winter Meetings are officially underway. The next week is bound to be buzzing with trade rumors - and actual trades - so let's take a look at what's going down:
Indians news & notes
Indians rolling to Winter Meetings, but have collected no Moss | Cleveland.com - As Chris Antonetti heads into the Winter Meetings looking to add a power bat and some pitching reinforcements, Hoynes discusses the Tribe's needs and some of the potential moves on the table.
Moss rumors continue as Indians head to Winter Meetings | Fox Sports - A pretty solid outsider's perspectinve on where the Tribe stands heading into the Winter Meetings after a quiet offseason thus far.
Indians can deal from depth | Did The Tribe Win Last Night? - Bob Toth discusses why the 2014 offseason is a bit different than usual for the Indians. The financial limitations are ever-present, but for once the Tribe can deal from depth when it comes to trade negotiations.
Antonetti looking to reduce payroll at Winter Meetings | Burning River Baseball - BRB chimes in with their take on the Tribe's WM strategy, suggesting that Shaptonetti's most pressing agenda item is offloading albatross contracts like Nick Swisher's.
Tribe signs Adam Moore and Destin Hood to minor league deals | Cleveland.com - A couple of minor league depth moves, but let's all speculate anyway - this probably means a trade is coming, right?
Hey Hoynsie! Will Giambia rejoin the Indians as a coach? | Cleveland.com - A surprisingly tame mailbag sees Paul address questions on the future of Jason Giambi and the recent Brandon Moss and Kendrys Morales trade rumors.
Photo of the day: Bob Feller enlists | CBS Sports - The first MLB player to enlist in the armed services following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Winter Meeting notes from around MLB
What each MLB team needs the most | Sport On Earth - A handy guide to what every team is going to be looking for and how they might achieve their goals.
Cubs making push for Lester, others still in | CBS Sports - Jon Lester is perhaps the most sought-after pitcher this offseason, and the Cubs have been pushing hard. They're not the only team in on this sweepstakes, though.
Gregorius will never be the new Jeter | AZ Republic - Let the smear campaign begin! Apparently, Didi Gregorius is a nervous headcase who will never be able to withstand the bright lights of NYC. Glad we got rid of him. Between the two Carloses, we've got enough of our own headcases.
Yankees maintain interest in Headley | Twitter (Ken Rosenthal) - Speaking of the [redacted] Yankees and their stupid infield, here's another thing about them.
Rollins won't waive his no-trade clause for the Mets | CBS Sports - Jimmy Rollins is pretty picky about where he wants to play. Supposedly he was willing to consider the Yankees, but not those dirty, second-class Mets. Probably good news for the Mets, who are pretty dumb and bad at baseball already.
Padres & Red Sox discussing Kennedy for Cespedes trade | Twitter (Ken Rosenthal) - Rosenthal with the scoop again.