Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close.
What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent market, essentially setting the bar for all free agent signings that will follow.
Additionally, we saw a handful of teams able to strike deals with the intent of improving their fortunes heading into next season.
As is often the case, much of the winter’s action will happen in the weeks between the Winter Meetings’ conclusion and the opening days of Spring Training.
Whatever happened or—in some cases—didn’t happen in Indianapolis figures to lay the framework for the rest of the offseason.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the five biggest winners and losers of this year’s Winter Meetings.