With the Winter Meetings starting in Nashville on Sunday, all the baseball reporters are getting their previews ready from the Athletic’s Zack Meisel, who points out that Cleveland usually does SOMETHING at the Winter Meetings, to ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel and David Schoenfield, who think Cleveland should keep Shane Bieber for now, to MLB reporters analyzing what each team might do.
Our own Brendan Walsh offered an excellent preview of the Winter Meetings today also.
Meanwhile, the Guardians quietly designated Oscar Gonzalez for assignment and lost him to the Yankees, freeing up a roster spot for use in the Rule 5 draft on Tuesday, December 5th if need be.
OF Oscar Gonzalez has been claimed on waivers by the @Yankees .— GuardsInsider (@GuardsInsider) December 1, 2023
40-player roster is at 39 players currently.
GuardsInsider listed some stats from Guardians playing fall/winter ball. Anthony Rivas is killing it in Mexico, for whatever that’s worth:
A little rainy December Friday winter ball update pic.twitter.com/4ezwbiGkfV— GuardsInsider (@GuardsInsider) December 1, 2023
Willie Hood of Next Year in Cleveland has offered a great list of some names to watch out for in the Rule 5 draft, and he plans to publish something soon analyzing the options:
Looking ahead at the Rule 5 Draft here are 15+ players that stand out to me.— Willie Hood (@WillHoo99) November 22, 2023
Cole Wilcox- RHSP Rays
Ian Seymour- LHSP Rays
Ian Bedell- RHSP Cardinals
Justin Jarvis- RHSP Mets
Hudson Haskin- OF Orioles
Shay Whitcomb- SS Astros
Coleman Crow- RHSP Mets
Tyler Owens- RHRP Braves