First day of the Winter Meetings, we know what the Astros did, or didn't do. What happened to other NL Central teams yesterday?
According to the NY Post's Joel Sherman, the Brewers are on the verge of signing Randy Wolf to a three-year deal. This would be bad.
Reliever Mark DeFelice needs shoulder surgery, creating a bigger need in the bullpen.
Buster Olney reports that Brad Penny has signed a one-year, $7.5m deal (with incentives up to $9m total) with St. Louis. Given Dave Duncan's track record with Pitchers Who Were Good But Now Kind of Suck, it's a good move.
Jon Heyman says the Cubs could be suitors for Marlon Byrd.
The Pirates are listening on Matt Capps (closer candidate?), Ryan Doumit, Zach Duke, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Bill Mazeroski.
They're trying to re-sign Laynce Nix.