Winter Meetings – The Rich Get Richer

Curtis Granderson

Baseball held their annual Winter Meetings in Indianapolis over the past three days which are always interesting to the Hot Stove crowd.  This year’s edition featured a blockbuster trade and a few free agent signings, plus just enough rumors to make us all want baseball to come back.

Let’s review.

The Yankees acquired Curtis Granderson, the D’Backs acquired Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy , and the Tigers acquired Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, Phil Coke and Austin Jackson in a three team trade.

The World Series Champs made their team even stronger by acquiring the speedy lefty Granderson to man center field for the next few years.  Granderson mashed 30 homers last year in Detroit, so there’s no telling what number he’ll reach at the new Yankee Stadium.  Than lineup is actually scarier now than it was last year.

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2010 NFL Mock Draft IX (12/10)

Via the request of a reader, I am going to be upping the frequency of my mock drafts. You might be asking yourself, what could have changed in the past week that would cause you to change much -if anything at all- from Mock Draft VIII? To that question I have three answers:

1. The draft order, which will likely be changing every week from now through week 17. Then it will likely change again after the Conference Championships.

2. I will take into account what has been suggested by the commenters in the last mock draft, both the ones that agreed and the ones that disagreed.

3. Now that I will be putting up a new mock draft (almost) weekly, I will play around with some different ideas and see what kinds of reactions I get. When I do this I will try to draw attention to them (as well as the picks influenced by the commenters) with a few comments at then end of the post.

I will again be determining my draft order based off of Bryan’s awesome, weekly post that shows exactly what the draft order would be if the season were to end today. To see how things have progressed with my 2010 mock drafts take a look back at IIIIIIIVVVI, VII and VIII. Here is the ninth installment: Continue reading

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