The likelihood that A's closer Andrew Bailey will be traded increased a bit Thursday with a report by ESPN.com that the Red Sox were interested in making a deal for the right-hander.
And so it ended not with a bang or even a thud but a faint cellphone ring baseballs Winter Meetings turned out to be something that happened to other people.
DALLAS -- A's GM Billy Beane has left the Winter Meetings. He does not like the atmosphere and would rather do business elsewhere.
"Stand for San Jose," a coalition group opposed to the Oakland A's moving to the South Bay, filed a lawsuit against the City of San Jose Friday.
The story has been the same from the A's front office all offseason: "When we sort out what's going to happen with our new stadium, we will start re-signing players accordingly."