The 2016 Winter Meetings have officially kicked off, and we'll use this thread throughout the day for people to post links about rumors or announced acquisitions.
Here are the big stories to follow on Day 1:
Potential suitors for Chris Sale are trying hard to drive the price down.
Not sure why the health of Chris Sale, who has pitched 1,015.2 innings the last five seasons, would be an issue. If the rumor is true that sources within the White Sox are leaking this concern. Probably safe to chalk this up as another attempt for teams to lower the cost.
Where will Edwin Encarnacion sign?
First, it seemed like a given that the Houston Astros were going to sign Edwin Encarnacion. Then they signed Carlos Beltran to a one-year deal.
Second, it seemed like the New York Yankees could be a good fit. Then they signed Matt Holliday to a one-year deal.
Rangers, Jays still in play for Edwin Encarnacion. Plus, 2 NL teams have now called. (he's solid at 1B)— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 5, 2016
Now a surprise team is gaining steam: the Cleveland Indians.
Edwin Encarnacion to #Indians is developing. The Indians will meet with him.— buster olney (@eatlivebaseball) December 5, 2016
Updates will be posted in the comments below. Feel free to help contribute when you see a rumor or story break.