I have a horrible memory.
It never used to be that way - in college, a mere seven years ago, I had a photographic memory. Phone numbers? Dial them once, I knew them. Historical dates? Aced every test. Batting average of some obscure Reds player from the 80s? You could have asked me.
Not anymore. I can't even remember what day it is, or when I have meetings, or what Adam Dunn's final avergage was this year. If I didn't have those Outlook reminders, I'd be fired by now. Who knows what happened? Too much beer in the last decade? Some secret Army experiment disguised as a "flu shot?" Early signs of Alzheimer's?
So, here's my question, now that I got through the filler: Aren't more deals usually announced during the winter meetings than what we have seen? Shouldn't we have heard about a blockbuster trade by now? Two days have passed and all we have are a bunch of resignings and Sheffield in a Tigers uniform.
Is this some sort of indication that players won't be going places this year, or is it just my bad memory tricking me into thinking a few trades usually go down during these meetings?
Maybe I'm just getting impatient. Maybe I just want that one magical player too badly. Maybe I just miss Reds baseball. Maybe I just wanted to post a diary.