Tennessee Waltz, Day 5….Turn out the lights
The Winter Meetings are over. The always-captivating Rule 5 draft is over. Agents, scouts, general managers and all other Major League officials are headed for the door.
In four days, there was exactly one press conference that dealt with player acquisition. The Tigers and Marlins went to the podium on Wednesday to announce their blockbuster. Nobody has been up there, before or since.
Very few transactions to write about. Instead the media horde was left to write such things as:
"Reviewing medicals records."
"If we don’t make another move I’m happy with our team."
"We’re not trading our young players."
"Hank Steinbrenner said."
"I don’t want to get too specific."
"He’s doing great. He’s working out and completely healthy."