Time to kill the winter meetings

It's time to kill baseball's winter meetings. They've outlived their purpose, and everyone hates them anyway.

Updated: December 7, 2006, 12:59 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Is there a point to the winter meetings anymore, other than to separate general managers from their wallets?

There was a time, I suppose, when the meetings provided welcome attention to baseball during a long, cold winter by providing fans with trade rumors to fuel the fires of the hot-stove league. But when was the last time anyone saw a hot stove, let alone sat around one? We live in an era of central heating, 24/7 media attention and OPS, and yet we still pretend fans are sitting around ...

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