LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The most exciting moment of the 2013 winter meetings took place in the self-parking lot outside the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel at 12:03 p.m. local time Wednesday. Forget trades, free-agent signings and rumors. Two men tried to beat the crap out of each other, witnesses said, and one of them threatened to burn the other’s house down.
Suffice to say, these will not go down as the most memorable winter meetings, barring a big signing or an out-of-nowhere trade materializing late Wednesday or early Thursday. This was the winter meetings where the two biggest contracts went to a player who wasn’t even a free agent (Charlie Morton’s $21 million extension) and a player who looks like he ate a free agent (Bartolo Colon’s $20 million deal with the New York Mets). Sure, a three-way trade happened, and those are always fun, but sorry, Mark Trumbo and Co., you simply cannot hold a candle to an old-fashioned arson threat.Read More »from Parking-lot altercation steals the show at winter meetings