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Gibby23
11-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Compared to the last few years? I know in the NBA and NFL it moves quick, but it seems kinda slow this year. When does it pick up?

mtf
11-19-2012, 04:56 PM
I think it usually picks up about the Winter Meetings in December, which I believe this year are Dec 3-6. Isn't that when CJ Wilson and Albert Pujols were both signed last year? Prince Fielder held out for about a month after that and signed late in January.

Jeffy25
11-19-2012, 04:57 PM
No

It usually doesn't pick up until the winter meetings

In fact, the Jays alone have given this off-season more activity than had already been done to this point last off-season.

Pinstripe pride
11-19-2012, 05:08 PM
its moving fast if anyhting

MetsFanatic19
11-19-2012, 05:11 PM
No

It usually doesn't pick up until the winter meetings

In fact, the Jays alone have given this off-season more activity than had already been done to this point last off-season.


its moving fast if anyhting

This pretty much. We've alreayd had a mega trade and international bidding winner. Don't expect the Hamiltons and Greinkes to sign until the Winter Meetings in Nashville.

Jeffy25
11-19-2012, 05:13 PM
This pretty much. We've alreayd had a mega trade and international bidding winner. Don't expect the Hamiltons and Greinkes to sign until the Winter Meetings in Nashville.


if they even sign that early, sometimes the bigger named free agents hold out the longest and wait until mid to late Jan to early Feb.

giants73756
11-19-2012, 05:15 PM
It's seemed faster than usual to me. Like others have said, we don't get too much action before the Winter Meetings.

MetsFanatic19
11-19-2012, 05:39 PM
For goodness sakes, we've had 4 pages worth of minor signings and trade already!

Vampirate
11-19-2012, 05:58 PM
This pretty much. We've alreayd had a mega trade and international bidding winner. Don't expect the Hamiltons and Greinkes to sign until the Winter Meetings in Nashville.

Don't forget the whole fiasco about 1 manager being traded to a divisional rival team.

SenorGato
11-19-2012, 06:21 PM
No, modern anxiety just leaves us all horribly impatient. December is usually when most of this stuff goes down...

Edit: OR what's been said already.

SACNYY
11-19-2012, 07:42 PM
Just wait for the winter meetings.

Tragedy
11-19-2012, 07:43 PM
No

It usually doesn't pick up until the winter meetings

In fact, the Jays alone have given this off-season more activity than had already been done to this point last off-season.
Exactly.

Baseball offseason is not like football, where everyone signs immediately.

abe_froman
11-19-2012, 08:13 PM
Compared to the last few years? I know in the NBA and NFL it moves quick, but it seems kinda slow this year. When does it pick up?

new to following the sport?

not much happens til the winter meetings

flea
11-19-2012, 08:16 PM
This is a fast-moving winter, especially compared to the last few.

Vampirate
11-19-2012, 08:19 PM
Also the offseason JUST started and we already have a blockbuster move and a manager switching teams.

Dmac
11-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Yeah there has been quite a bit already. Usually alot doesn't happen until next month.

Pinstripe pride
11-20-2012, 09:51 AM
baseball takes a while because contracts are gaurentted. its not like football, where the big names sign hours after the market opens

mgsports
11-20-2012, 10:47 AM
Ken Rosenthal predicts another big Trade before Thanksgiving and I say Rays get Bauer/Logan Morrison/Diamondbacks get Archer/Cobb/Davis and so on and Marlins get Parra and so on