Originally written December 06, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Going into the final day of the MLB Winter Meetings today, traction on a lot of the bigger names on the free agent and trade markets has hit a near standstill. We've heard about teams having interest in players, players getting close to signing with teams, and trades on the horizon. But nothing has happened quite yet, and it's all because of one team: the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are reportedly one of the two finalists for Zack Greinke, along with the Dodgers. They're also deep into the possibility of acquiring Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks. Of course, with Texas' lack of desire to trade Jurickson Profar or Elvis Andrus, they're not going to be able to deal for Upton unless Arizona is able to get the shortstop they desire. The Diamondbacks and Indians are reportedly involved in discussions that would send some of Arizona's young pitching to Cleveland for Asdrubal Cabrera, freeing them up to then trade Upton to the Rangers for whatever. If the Range...
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