The Winter Meetings don't begin until Monday, December 8th and run through Thursday, December 11th, but it's never too early to begin the discussion since we'll probably be hearing plenty of rumors this week. I was just curious, what do you guys expect to happen during the Winter Meetings? Will the Reds make any deals? I'd be very surprised if Jocketty doesn't make a trade during the meetings, whether it be for Jermaine Dye or one of the Texas catchers or maybe for a shortstop.
Just looking at Jocketty's history, he's made quite a few big trades during the Winter Meetings. In 1998, he acquired Edgar Renteria from the Marlins in a four-player deal. During the 2003 meetings, he sent J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Braves for Adam Wainwright and Jason Marquis. Just after the meeting ended in 2004, he traded Dan Haren, Daric Barton, and Kiki Calero to the A's for Mark Mulder. I expect that trend to continue - I have a feeling we'll see at least one big trade. If I had to guess, I'd say it will involve Jermaine Dye.