The Best Tweets of Day 2 of the 2015 Winter Meetings

Yesterday was a busy day. We had a Mystery Team, Dusty Baker inserted his foot into his mouth, Ben Zobrist chose the Cubs over the Mets, and the Braves basically robbed the Diamondbacks blind, getting 25-year-old Ender Inciarte and their two best prospects for Shelby Miller, who isn’t that bad of a pitcher but who is hardly the type of guy to go Herschel Walker over.

So, here are the best tweets from the second day of the 2015 Winter Meetings:

We began with the cry of MYSTERY TEAM!

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Sadly, then Dusty Baker said stupid stuff:

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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThere was then the Ben Zobrist watch. Everybody thought he was going to the Mets, but then the Cubs made a few moves and suddenly had space to get him, so…. well… :

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And then, finally, there was the big Shelby Miller deal:

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And, finally…..

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The Best Tweets of Day 1 (and partly Day 0) of the 2015 Winter Meetings

Yes, it was the first day of the Winter Meetings yesterday. This year, it is in the Gaylord Opryland, which, like the TARDIS, is bigger on the inside than it is the outside.

And that means a lot of Baseball Twitter got lost, found interesting things, or became one with nature:

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However, eventually stuff started happening. For example, as I mentioned yesterday, the Veteran’s Committee failed to elect anybody. Chad Finn was quite disappointed they ignored one of the best old-timer candidates:

 

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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe biggest story of the day, though, was the strange (and sad) case of the Aroldis Chapman trade. It started innocently enough, with Ken Rosenthal (as is tradition) breaking the story:

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But slowly, issues came up, like the fact that the Dodgers would have a logjam in back of the bullpen, which was part of what led to the many problems in Washington last season. Man, we were so naive:

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Okay, so… more teams involved? Okay, so it’s just more complicated, right?

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And, after that…. well… I think Jen Mac Ramos speaks for all sane people here:

 

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Yes. The trade is not what is important here anymore. It is, at the very most, a very distant secondary topic. And even that is stretching it. And anyone who says otherwise should probably reconsider their priorities. Yes, Aroldis Chapman has one of the best fastballs of all time. But that is not what is important. What is important is what happened in October and the safety of those around Chapman. Hopefully, a robust investigation by MLB will go into this incident and an appropriate punishment will be passed down, unlike the half-assed measures done by the NFL, where true action has only been done when pictures have come out.

Come back tomorrow for more of the best Tweets from and about the Winter Meetings. Hopefully they will be more light-hearted.

Winter Meetings Tweets of the Day (December 11, 2014)

Throughout the 2014 Winter Meetings, I’ll be showcasing the best tweets. Here are yesterday’s.

Yesterday was the last day of the Winter Meetings. Stuff happened.

For example, Mat Latos was traded to the Marlins, but along the way his wife nearly had a nervous breakdown:

Meanwhile, the many deals on the hot stove left some dazed, confused and at times sarcastically passive-aggressive:

The trade of Yoennis Cespedes, of course, gave those goofballs at the BBQ some material:

But, let us finish with the true meaning of season: Hank the Brewers Dog dressed as Santa.

Adorable.

Winter Meetings Tweets of the Day (December 10, 2014)

Throughout the 2014 Winter Meetings, I’ll be showcasing the best tweets. Here are yesterday’s.

 

The Cubs’ many actions have led to many noting that Back To The Future II predicted they would win the 2015 World Series. Leading Jonah Keri to make this observation:

Confusion reigns at times during the Winter Meetings:

The Dodgers made their presence known again, with a Dee Gordon deal with the Marlins. Among those they got back is a rather unfortunately named infielder:

The best quote of the Meetings was given:

The Astros are being optimistic:

And those loveable goofballs at the BBQ hit the nail on the head:

Today is the final day of the Winter Meetings, and it’s already been busy. Come back tomorrow.

Winter Meetings Tweets of the Day (December 9, 2014): Waiting for Lester

Throughout the 2014 Winter Meetings, I’ll be showcasing the best tweets. Here are yesterday’s.

Yesterday was about waiting for Jon Lester:

…And that’s just other people! I was on the story ALL DAY under the hashtag #HasLesterSignedYet:

But then… this morning:

Yes, Jon Lester is signed! And he’s a Cub!

 

Now maybe something else can happen today since he’s no longer holding up the entire free agent market.

Winter Meetings 2014 Tweets of the Day (December 8, 2014)

Throughout the 2014 Winter Meetings, I’ll be showcasing the best tweets. Here are yesterday’s.

The Veterans’ Committee didn’t elect anyone. This was an outrage that Old Hoss Radbourn would not let stand… until he thought about it a little:

Meanwhile, the entire proceedings are in some ways being held up by the fact that everyone is waiting to see where Jon Lester goes, and also how much he gets. Problem is, the news on him. It’s been Lester, Lester, Lester. So much, in fact, that I think poor “Yakyu Night Owl” may have gotten a bit confused (or, more likely, he was just making a joke about the Lester-thon):

Meanwhile, the Athletics are getting rid of everybody in one of those firesales that Billy Beane has every few years. It continued yesterday, with Brandon Moss and (although not yet official) Jeff Samardzija leaving town. These are like Marlins firesales, only slightly less aggravating for baseball in general and the Athletics always end up back in the playoffs in about two or three years anyway. Still, Jessica Kleinschmidt had a warning for all fans of the Athletics:

Oh, and Marc Normandin poked fun at one of the great off-season cliches: “Kicking the Tires”:

 

Come back tomorrow to see Tuesday’s best Winter Meetings tweets.

THIS YEAR’S MYSTERY TEAM WILL BE THE ███████

Next week, the Winter Meetings begin in Orlando San Diego. And while we no doubt will see funny images on MLB Network like Kevin Millar hanging out with Goofy at the Zoo and Brian Kenny trying to explain to Captain Jack Sparrow the Chicken why the win stat must be sent to Davey Jones’ locker  the slaughter, ultimately, it will be about one team. What team is that? Why, it’s the ██████████████!

Here’s how it will happen, of course:

The ██████████████, after all, will no doubt be the ones that will be rumored to be signing ███████████ on the first day, and the team that will be behind the massive three-team trade involving ██████████████████, █████████████, and ██████████████, which will feature ███████ and top prospect ███████, amongst others. Everybody will think the deal is nuts, but some will praise the ███████████’s GM, █████ ██████████, for his initiative and brilliant thinking. Others will call for his firing.

Meanwhile, the ██████████████’s current star, ███████ ███████, will then make a funny comment on Twitter about how he fell asleep in his █████████ home a few hours ago and is honestly wondering if he missed anything, and then make a second comment saying that this is the first time he heard about the ███████████ trade. It’ll be retweeted by everyone and become a meme, with people talking about how “█████████ is sleeping, make sure you do your deals now” or what-not. Everyone will be sick of it within 48 hours and it will then be resigned to the dustbin of baseball memes.

Then, however, a lull will fall upon Orlando San Diego for most of the second day. Instagrams of Joe Maddon walking around EPCOT SeaWorld and Alex Rodriguez showing up for reasons beyond mortal minds will fill the void while Ken Rosenthal is forced to tell Twitter people that A) he is taller enough to ride Space Mountain than a panda bear so stop asking and B) he’s too busy to go to Disney World the San Diego Zoo right now. But then, the ██████████████ will be rumored to have been talking to Scott Boras. But about who? The speculation will go throughout the day, until finally, we hear that █████████ has signed a deal! Except, it’ll turn out that that report is actually a fake account, and that ██████████ is actually going to somebody completely different.

Overnight, people will start talking about how lots of pizza is arriving at the ██████████████’s suite, and wonder whether this is proof that ██████████████ will be signing ████████. Nothing will really materialize, but, hey, it’ll kill time.

Then, later on, the ██████████████ will make that one final splash, signing ██████████. People will instantly declare them to be World Series favorites…

….and then, in 2015, they’ll miss the playoffs.

Whoops. Well, at least the ██████████████ will always have their great 2014-2015 offseason to remember.

(This article was originally published last year– hence the crossed-off parts)