There has barely been a whisper online (unfortunately, I'm not there and just perusing the internet at the office) about the Cleveland Indians at this year's winter meetings, which started today. I only write "barely" because of utility infielder Jamey Carroll.
A return is probably not likely, but stay tuned.
Not really surprising. Nunally is considered one of the best at recognizing the small tinkering a player(s) needs to make to be successful and getting the player(s) to actually make the adjustment.
Atleast, that is what a roving hitting instructor for the organization told me last season.
Winter meetings happenings thus far:
-- Carl Pavano is in talks for a multi-year deal with the Twins.
-- Jason Bay, a British Columbia native with strong ties in Seattle, was reportedly interested in joining the Mariners. In the meantime the Angels have opened talks with Bay. First it was Chone Figgins, now its Bay. Former Angels ace, and now free agent, John Lackey has also been attached to both teams.
The Mariners and Angels battles are already making the 2010 AL West battle interesting.
-- Tampa Bay Rays DH Pat Burrell has been connected to a three-team trade with the Chicago Cubs ( Milton Bradley would be involved) and New York Mets. Although those rumors have been denied.
-- The Tigers are expected to trade starting pitcher Edwin Jackson and centerfielder Curtis Granderson. Wouldn't be surprised if a certain pin-striped World Championship team, desperate for a center fielder, jumped on Granderson.