Jayson Stark picks the winners and losers of the offseason to date, considering the winter meetings couldn't match the activity from the previous week.
The Phillies continued to show "serious" interest in longtime Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Friday, even as momentum toward a deal to bring back their incumbent closer, Ryan Madson, was disintegrating.
Carl Crawford sealed the deal for the Red Sox, who were the big winners at the winter meetings. The big losers? The Angels, for losing Crawford -- their primary offseason target -- to Boston.
There's ace left-hander Cliff Lee, and then there's everyone else. The market for teams not named the Yankees should be declared a disaster area.
What happens when you acquire Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez? You're a trade deadline winner, as the Phillies and Red Sox are, respectively.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.