***UPDATE**** 12/8/13, 4 pm PST: Executives, media, free agents and other baseball officials are arriving in Orlando beginning today for the Winter Meetings which officially begin Monday morning. We will have coverage throughout the week including any breaking news as it breaks and a live blog/recap every night with the rundown of the latest moves and rumors.
There has been a lot of excitement across Major League Baseball over this past week. Several of the major free agents have new homes including Robinson Cano shocking the baseball world by agreeing to a 10-year $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
But the Winter Meetings begin Monday in Orlando and that is when the roller coaster reaches the crest and begins it’s downhill descent into the curves.
In other words, the fun has yet to begin.
Let’s take a few minutes to look at some of the story lines surrounding the Mariners this week and some of the different possibilities that are out there now that the first chip has fallen.