Winter Meetings 2012: Report Card Grades for Every Impact Deal

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Winter Meetings 2012: Report Card Grades for Every Impact Deal
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Mike Napoli was one of the big signings of MLB's winter meetings.

Baseball's winter meetings for 2012 are finished, and the annual pow-wow didn't produce many splashy headlines.

There were no big free-agent signings like last year, when Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson signed with the Los Angeles Angels or Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle inked deals with the Miami Marlins. No big three-team deal like the one we saw in 2009 among the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

This year's winter meetings were more notable for what didn't happen. Neither Zack Greinke nor Josh Hamilton signed with anyone. The multi-team trade involving the D-Backs and Texas, and perhaps the Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals or Seattle Mariners, never materialized. 

Yet there were several notable transactions that were made in Nashville, Tenn., ones that help build the Boston Red Sox back up, strengthen the Washington Nationals and maintain a championship team with the San Francisco Giants. 

Who made the best moves of the 2012 MLB winter meetings and which signings were curious—or even disappointing? Here, we hand out letter grades for the impact moves that were made over the past four days in baseball. 

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