Trades, drama fill busy early offseason

From the A's and Marlins to Derek Jeter and Justin Upton, there isn't a lack of news

Originally Published: November 18, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Most baseball hot stove-ologists expected events to unfold in an orderly sequence this offseason. First, the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers would make their pilgrimages to Little Rock, Ark., and ramp up the competition for free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee. Then, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels would start throwing around big offers for the elite hitters. Once Lee and outfielders Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth came off the board, it made sense that the other "dominoes" ...

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