Winter Meetings Day 1: A Whole Lot Of Nothing

"If you like my fielding, you should see my batting!" - Jason O. Watson

There was a lot of talk, but not a lot of action today.

In fact, it appears the A's are purposefully staying away from the action:

The A's aren't exactly known for doing their dealings at the Winter Meetings themselves.  Indeed, Beane himself has emphasized in the past that the team is more likely to lay the groundwork for future deals.  I suppose no one should expect the A's to be incredibly active, although they are still trying to trade Brett Anderson:

At least he's preparing himself, though.  Or, rather, others are preparing him:

There is talk, however, about potential suitors for former A's players.  Colon is said to be looking for a multi-year deal, but then there was this from Jon Heyman earlier today:

The O's are also in on Balfour, apparently

That group is the all personality closing team.

Oh, and a really good, all-but-certain HOF pitcher hung it up today. That's about the extent of the activity today.  More (non-) movement to come tomorrow.

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