With the Winter Meetings for GM's right around the bend (December 8-11 in Vegas), I think it's time we take a look at what every team in the NL East has done to date since the end of the 2008 season.
Adios- Pat Burrell, Rudy Seanez, Tom Gordon, and Guchi Brothers.
Swap Meet- minor league project (not prospect) John Mayberry Jr. brought in from Texas for Greg Golson.
Sign Me Up- minor league deals for Andy Tracy, Mike Cervenak, and Mike Koplove; retained Scott Eyre.
Needs- righthanded batting outfielder, and possibly a utility infielder, relief pitcher, and back of the rotation starter.
New York Mets:
The Metropolitans have been quiet in on the player movement front, aside from exercising the option of Carlos Delgado and keeping Fernando Tatis. However, they have been connected by rumors to many free agents and trade candidates. They need major bullpen help, namely a closer, and to bolster the rotation.
Check Ya Later- Pedro Martinez, Moises Alou, Luis Ayala, Damion Easley, and Orlando Hernandez.
Peace Out- Mike Hampton, Julian Tavarez, Will Ohman, and Greg Norton.
Freebies- pitchers Ed O'Flaherty and Jairo Cuevas have been added to the 40-man roster through the waiver wire.
Trade Ya- starting pitcher Javier Vasquez and lefty reliever Boone Logan were just acquired from the ChiSox for a package including hot catching prospect Tyler Flowers, and minor leaguers Brent Lillibridge, Jon Gillmore, and Santos Rodriguez.
Gimme- Braves still would like an outfielder, bullpen help, a frontline starter, and possibly a shortstop if they deal Yunel Escobar.
Gone- Luis Gonzalez, Paul LoDuca, Mark Hendrickson, and Arthur Rhodes.
Shipments- Mike Jacobs to KC for relief pitcher Leo Nunez, Scott Olsen and Josh Willingham to Washington for Emilio Bonafacio and minor leaguers, and Kevin Gregg to Cubs for a minor leaguer.
Claims Department- pitcher Dan Meyer off waivers from the Athletics.
Kept- Re-upped Wes Helms for some strange reason, two years no less.
Wish List- fans, new stadium, money.
Good Bye- Chad Cordero, Aaron Boone, Odalis Perez.
Trade Em- package of minor leaguers for starter Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham.
Signings- inked Pete Orr and Matthew Whitney to minor league deals.
Want- to be upgraded from a Quad-A squad to an actual MLB team.