Slow is the word that best describes the Winter Meetings.
"Maybe my phone is still in airplane mode," Padres general manager Josh Byrnes joked Tuesday. "Or it might not be working in Nashville."
The Padres didn't do anything Tuesday. And they were not alone.
The second day of baseball's annual swap meet produced only two moves of note – the Washington Nationals signing right-handed pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $13 million contract (pending a physical) and the Boston Red Sox signing outfielder Shane Victorino to a three-year contract worth $39 million.
A year after the Miami Marlins seemed to sign a player every other hour and Albert Pujols bolted St. Louis for Anaheim, there has been very little news and almost as little buzz around the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
Padres quiet in second day of slow winter meetings
San Diego Union-Tribune | Dec 5