Before we move on from the winter meetings, let’s take a look back. Try not to get misty.
Atlanta Braves - Designated OF Ryan Church for assignment.
Colorado Rockies - Released OF Matt Murton.
Detroit Tigers - Acquired a player to be named later for LHP Clay Rapada.
Milwaukee Brewers - Signed C Gregg Zaun to a one-year contract. Claimed INF Luis Cruz off waivers from the Pirates.
Minnesota Twins - Designated RHP Boof Bonser for assignment.
New York Yankees - Acquired a player to be named later for RHP Brian Bruney.
Texas Rangers - Acquired LHP Clay Rapada from the Tigers for a player to be named later.
Washington Nationals - Acquired RHP Brian Bruney from the Yankees for a player to be named later. Released RHP Saul Rivera.
Detroit Tigers - Signed INF Adam Everett to a one-year contract.
Arizona Diamondbacks - Acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the Tigers and RHP Ian Kennedy from the Yankees in exchange for RHP Max Scherzer and LHP Daniel Schlereth.
Baltimore Orioles - Acquired RHP Kevin Millwood from the Rangers in exchange for RHP Chris Ray.
Boston Red Sox - Claimed RHP Ramon Ramirez off waivers from the Rays.
Detroit Tigers - Acquired LHP Phil Coke and OF Austin Jackson from the Yankees, and RHP Max Scherzer and LHP Daniel Schlereth from the Diamondbacks in exchange for OF Curtis Granderson and RHP Edwin Jackson. Designated RHP Freddy Dolsi for assignment.
Florida Marlins - Acquired RHP Robert Bono and INF Luis Bryan from the Astros for RHP Matt Lindstrom.
Houston Astros - Acquired RHP Matt Lindstrom from the Marlins for RHP Robert Bono and INF Luis Bryan.
New York Mets - Released INF Andy Green.
New York Yankees - Acquired OF Curtis Granderson from the Tigers in exchange for LHP Phil Coke, OF Austin Jackson and RHP Ian Kennedy.
San Diego Padres - Released RHP Eulogio De La Cruz.
Texas Rangers - Acquired RHP Chris Ray from the Orioles in exchange for RHP Kevin Millwood.
Kansas City Royals - Released LHP John Bale and 1B Mike Jacobs.
Oakland Athletics - Released RHP Santiago Casilla.
Washington Nationals - Released RHP Zack Segovia.
I was going to list all of the false rumors, but there were so many that I was afraid the system would crash.
The Dodgers reportedly have signed former Orioles pitcher Josh Towers to a minor league deal.
You can read an interview with pitcher Brad Bergesen right here, courtesy of the Bowie Baysox.
Switching to football, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host another indoor tailgate party on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the Ravens’ game against the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium.
For $30 per person, fans can enjoy unlimited food (pit beef, pit ham, chicken, raw oysters and more) and beverages (beer, wine, Bloody Mary’s and soda), as well as access to the entire museum, including the recently remodeled Baltimore Ravens Gallery.
I’m hoping they were able to remodel the team’s current record.
Tickets for the tailgate party are available by contacting Whitney Edmonds at 410.727.1539 ext. 3033, or via e-mail at WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com. More information is available by visiting www.BabeRuthMuseum.com.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, and the NFL Players Association have selected 26 NFL players to the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA “All-Fundamentals” Team. This 26-man roster honors the NFL’s most fundamentally-sound players who also commit themselves to service in their communities. This honor recognizes players at each offensive and defensive position, as well as four special teams positions, as examples for youth players to emulate due to their sound technique.
Tony Gonzalez TE Atlanta Falcons Catching in traffic
Ryan Clady T Denver Broncos Hands in pass protection
Joe Thomas T Cleveland Browns Pass blocking footwork
Alan Faneca G New York Jets Combo/zone blocking
Steve Hutchinson G Minnesota Vikings Pulling, run blocking
Jeff Saturday C Indianapolis Colts Snapping and blocking
Larry Fitzgerald WR Arizona Cardinals Proper catching with hands
Wes Welker WR New England Patriots Proper catching with hands
Ryan Grant RB Green Bay Packers Ball security/proper cuts
Moran Norris FB San Francisco 49ers Run blocking
Drew Brees QB New Orleans Saints Throwing mechanics
Osi Umenyiora DE New York Giants Takeoff and pass rush
Kyle Vanden Bosch DE Tennessee Titans Playing the run
Darnell Dockett DT Arizona Cardinals Defeating blocks
Haloti Ngata DT/NT Baltimore Ravens Footwork and leverage
Mike Vrabel LB Kansas City Chiefs Shedding blocks
London Fletcher LB Washington Redskins Angle tackling
DeMarcus Ware LB Dallas Cowboys Pass rush/bull rush
Cortland Finnegan CB Tennessee Titans Man-to-man coverage
Nnamdi Asomugha CB Oakland Raiders Breaking up the pass
Troy Polamalu S Pittsburgh Steelers Playing the ball
Eric Weddle S San Diego Chargers Open-field tackling
David Akers K Philadelphia Eagles Kicking mechanics
Brian Moorman P Buffalo Bills Punting mechanics
David Binn LS San Diego Chargers Long-snapping mechanics
Clifton Smith KR Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kick catching and returning