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Dan Schlossberg’s Winter Log: Red Sox Made Best Deals So Far

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NEW YORK – The Baseball Winter Meetings were wild, wooly, and wonderful — not just for the sunny San Diego climate but also for the rapid-fire signings and trades that made the air crackle after a slow start.

The off-season started in earnest for some teams, while others have yet to make their mark. With two months left til the start of spring training, however, much more is certain to happen.

Matt Scherzer may not sign until well into the new year.

Matt Scherzer may not sign until well into the new year.

Pitchers Max Scherzer and James Shields head a list of prominent free agents who have yet to sign, while slugger Justin Upton seems certain to leave Atlanta immediately if not sooner.

Not since Whitey Herzog’s heyday 30 years ago has the winter meetings generated so many headlines — and so much controversy.

The Hall of Fame’s Golden Era Veterans Committee laid an egg, electing no one even though most of the 10 candidates on its ballot had Cooperstown-worthy resumes.

Some of the teams were just as clueless, failing to make moves despite a myriad of opportunities.

With Chanukah starting Tuesday and Christmas less than 10 days away, here’s a look at the best and worst of the off-season to date…

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About Dan Schlossberg

Former AP sportswriter Dan Schlossberg of Fair Lawn, NJ has produced 35 baseball books, including autobiographies of Ron Blomberg, Al Clark, and Milo Hamilton. Also a broadcaster, he is the host and executive producer of Braves Banter and Travel Itch Radio and a contributor to Sirius XM.

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