NASHVILLE -- At 4 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, it was safe to declare the 2002 winter meetings to be officially defunct.
Oh, a bunch of teams were still on the premises. And rumors continued to battle Christmas carols for the right to hang in the December air. But it was just about then, 4 o'clock sharp, that Omar Minaya, GM of the Montreal Expos (a.k.a., winter-meetings ringmaster), headed out the door of the Opryland Hotel.
And since these were the Expo-palooza winter meetings, ...
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