Who needs the MLB winter meetings?
Teams evidently didn't want to wait until the second week of December to complete major offseason transactions. Impact players like Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Carlos Beltran all made decisions about their baseball futures on Thursday and Friday.
Grades for the latest signings and trades hinged on the financial consequences, of course, but also the "goodness of fit." Adding experienced, talented (and, often, expensive) individuals is only appropriate when there are rosters that can be markedly improved by their presence. We've exposed a few violators of that concept.
Let's recap and evaluate this exhilarating wave of moves.