Winter Meetings


With all their wheeling and dealing of late, it seems the Oakland A’s stole the thunder from their upcoming trip to the winter meetings.


NASHVILLE -- The A's are still in the mix for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.


The A's have traded left-hander Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals, according to a number of media reports.


The likelihood that A's closer Andrew Bailey will be traded increased a bit Thursday with a report by 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.