Get ready for the strangest MLB Winter Meetings any of us can remember.
This year won’t involve a fancy hotel, rumors coming out of late-night conversations in the bar or lobby, or trades completed in the secrecy of hotel rooms. That was pre-COVID life. In 2020, the most interesting week of the Major League Baseball offseason will happen like most everything else in 2020: Virtually.
So get ready for even more rumors (less in-person talk means more virtual banter), some big moves and a wild week that can change the landscape of the sport for 2021 and beyond.
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Here are 10 bold predictions for the 2020 MLB Winter Meetings.
Mets land George Springer: As dots begin to connect the Mets to catcher James McCann, another shoe feels destined to drop. Why are the Mets pursuing a lower-cost catcher to the big-ticket J.T. Realmuto? Likely to use that money on a different (and better) option: October hero George Springer. The move would be the right one for the Mets, and take a good lineup into a different stratosphere. Springer reminds me of Bernie Williams, and could have that kind of impact on the Mets.
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